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Advanced Medication Champion Pathway

8 January - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

Starting 8th January 2020

The Advanced Medication Champion Pathway is based entirely on local and national guidelines. It is designed to upskill your champion in the management of medications within your service to ensure you are meeting legislative requirements and how to cascade this knowledge to your staff teams.

On completion of the whole pathway, the Champion will receive Level 3 delivering training qualification, an accredited course in coaching and mentoring, a level 3-unit qualification in Support use of Medication and obtain a resource toolkit to support cascade of practice to staff teams.

All champions will complete a level 3-unit qualification in Support Use of Medication in social-care settings, which will include an observation on site. It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. The unit addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.

This Pathway is delivered by Health care specialist and covers: 

  • Policies, and Guidelines
  • Competencies
  • Refusal of medication
  • Side effects of medication
  • Medication errors- Local findings and Root Cause Analysis
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Medication Wastage
  • Over the Counter Medication
  • Homely Remedies
  • Covert/Overt Administration
  • Crushing Medication
  • Polypharmacy
  • Oral Health Care
  • Diabetes and Food Fortification
  • End of Life Medication

Champions will be expected to act as a lead in Medication Management for your service and to cascade knowledge to staff teams. It is vital that you choose a staff member at a senior level, with authority to supervise staff, and the confidence to pass on knowledge. All champions will have course work to be completed in and out of the classroom.

Please note this course is not intended to create an Medication Administration trainer for your service, and is about creating a lead within your service who can lead medication management, the strategy for the service and cascade awareness and knowledge on medication management.

At the end of the Pathway, the Champion and their Manager will work together in an action planning session to agree on how they can progress following the course and three months later attend a Next Steps session to discuss impact.


Modules covered: Dates (2020) Time Manager Attends Champion Attends Location:
Motivating staff – Day 1 Wednesday, 8 January 10:00-16:00 No Yes HCPA,
Mundells Campus,
Welwyn Garden City,
Motivating staff – Day 2 Thursday, 9 January
Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings Level 3 Tuesday, 14 January
Polices, Guidelines and Competencies Tuesday, 21 January
Refusal, Side Effects, Errors and Covert Administrations Tuesday, 28 January
Waste, Over the counter and Infection Control Measures Thursday, 6 February
Oral Nutritional Supplements and Food Fortification &
End of Life Medication
Wednesday, 12 February
Delivering training Day 1 Monday, 24 February
Delivering training Day 2 Thursday, 5 March
Delivering training Day 3 Thursday, 12 March
Support day Thursday, 19 March
Action planning Tuesday, 24 March 10:00-13:00 Yes
Next Steps Wednesday, 13 May


» Full list of dates (if a course runs on more than one date, please note that all of the following dates need to be attended)
» Cancellation policy applies

Disclaimer: Please note that this course is fully funded for Standard, Silver and Gold members only. Associate Members will incur a cost for this training. For more details, please email complexcare@hcpa.info before booking.

Please complete the booking form below to express interest in attending your booking form will be followed up to confirm if you are successful.

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8 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Ancillary Staff, Care Staff, Deputy staff, HCPA Champions, HR staff, Managers, Registered Nurses, Senior staff, Team Leaders, Training Co-ordinators
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice