Effective Record Keeping and Ordering of Medicines | A Guide for Care Home Managers

Adult Services
Planning and Intervention Skills
Safeguarding: Adults
Health and Social Care

Posted: 03 September 2018
Website: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care/quick-guides/effective-record-keeping-ordering-medicines

Adults may need support to manage their medicines safely and effectively, and for some people this will be provided as part of a home care service.

When medicines support starts, tell the person’s GP and pharmacy, and give them details of who to get in touch with about the medicines. This may be the person themselves or a named contact.

Make sure there is a medicines policy in place, including processes for two important aspects of managing medicines:

  • Keeping records that are accurate, up to date and accessible.
  • Ordering and receiving a supply of a person's medicines.
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