|National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline: Managing medicines in care homes
|NICE published this guideline in March 2014; it considers all aspects of managing medicines in care homes and recommends that all care home providers have a medicines policy that includes written processes. The policy should ensure that processes are in place for safe and effective use of medicines in the care home.
|NICE Guideline SC1: Managing medicines in care homes
NICE Guideline SC1: Tools and Resources
|National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Checklist for care home medicines policy
|NICE have produced a checklist for health and social care staff on developing and updating care home medicines policies. It gives more information about the processes that should be covered.
|CQC Medicines: information for adult and social services
|Information provided by the CQC on different medication regarding high-risk medications, storage, oxygen, administering and much more.
|All recent updates of medication in one place.
|National care forum meds safety resources
|Free resources for supporting the safe use of medications in care facilities.
|Care Homes use of Medicines (CHUMS)
|Study: Medication errors in nursing & residential care homes ‐ prevalence, consequences, causes and solutions. Report to the Patient Safety Research Portfolio, Dept of Health.
|CQC document – Medicines in Health and Adult Social Care
|We know that people’s physical and mental health outcomes improve when medicines are used in the best or optimal way. When they are not prescribed or administered correctly they can cause harm.