Borough of Poole, Adult Social Care, Medication Management Policy and Guidance has been updated to reflect best practice based on guidelines issued in early 2017 by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) on ‘Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community’.
This reviewed policy and guidance replaces the documents issued in September 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.
Page last updated: 08 January 2019