Discussing and planning medicines support

Adult Services
Health and Social Care
Medication Administration
Care

Posted: 04 September 2018
Website: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care/quick-guides/discussing-and-planning-medicines-support

This is a guide for home care managers providing medicines support. Medicines support for adults may be provided by a number of different people, including family, healthcare professionals and homecare staff. It is essential to be clear about what support is needed and who will provide it. As far as possible, the person should manage their medicines themselves. Where it has been agreed that medicines support will be provided as part of a homecare service, it may be helpful to think about the following areas.

Contents:

  • Discussing medicines support
  • The 6 rights (Rs) of medicines administration provide a helpful prompt
  • Planning and reviewing medicines support
  • Who else can help?
  • Medicines policy
  • Further information
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