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NECS good practice guidance and tools for care homes

The NECS Vulnerable Adults Workstream Group has produced a suite of guidance documents and tools for use across all stakeholder CCGs, based national standards, legislation and guidance.  Click on the links below to access these documents.


Controlled drugs

Covert administration &  swallowing difficulties

Disposal and waste medicines

Homely remedies & self-care (OTC medicines)

MAR chart and associated documents

Medicine orders, receipt and reconciliation

Medicine review

Prescribing guidance/ resources


Specialist / Critical Medicines

Storage of medicines

Transfer of medicines out of care home

When required (PRN) medicines


Medicine errors