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Medicine Policy

The Bournemouth and Poole medication policy and guidance for Adult Social Care has been updated to reflect best practice, based on the guidelines issued earlier in 2014 by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Evidence). This has been led by the external consultant Jyoti Dhariwal, with the support and feedback of operational and staff development colleagues in both boroughs. 

This replaces the document issued in January 2014.

The medication policy sets out the basic principles which we should all follow, and the responsibilities for different groups of staff.

The medicines guidance provides more detail on best practice and essential requirements, including specific information about mental capacity, medicines management and administration, record keeping, and training. The medicines guidance must be followed wherever possible but must be read and applied in context to fit the practicalities of each setting.

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01202 261098

Adult Social Care – Services
Borough of Poole
Civic Centre Annexe
Park Road
BH15 2RT