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DoHuniLeedsApril 25 2016

New guidance sets out good practice on how care assistants should administer medicines to older people in care homes with nursing.

 

The guidance, drawn up by the University of Leeds at the Department of Health’s request, includes:

  • the legal framework for the administration of prescribed medicines for a named individual by care assistants
  • safety and quality assurance requirements.

It has been prepared “to make clear that care workers such as care assistants are not prohibited from administering medicines to residents. It draws attention to existing guidance which sets out good practice measures for the safe management and handling of medicines in this sector. It does not prevail over that guidance and should be read together with it and the relevant legislation,” says the document.

In addition to the Misuse of Drugs Act and other legislation, information in the document is drawn from a number of sources including NICE guidelines, Nursing and Midwifery Council standards on medicines handling, and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s 2007 guidance on handling medicines in social care.

Advice covers aspects about minimum training expectations, care provider responsibilities, whether a care home resident can administer their own medicines, and the role of the registered nurse.

Links:

DoH announcement

DoH/University of Leeds document ‘Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants’

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