HCPA has worked with local CCGs and national resources to create a platform to enable all providers in Hertfordshire to have access to up-to-date information on how to manage medication safely.
The webpage includes information on:
- Local and national policies and guidance
- Medication reviews
- Ordering cycles
- UTI’s protocol
- Nutrition guidance, include over the counter medication and ‘food first’
- Wound Formulary
Please utilise this webpage to make sure your processes are up to date.
Please also be aware of the new CQC update below
CQC has published a new Medicines FAQ on Handling Sharps in Adult Social Care to help providers understand their health and safety responsibilities as an employer in relation to the handling of needles in social care settings, including when providing support in people’s own homes.
Needlestick accidents are one of the biggest causes of occupational injury in the healthcare sector and whilst there is limited data on the number of accidents in the adult social care sector, CQC wants to make sure providers are aware of the issue and are informed about good practice that will help reduce the risk of this type of avoidable injury occurring to their staff and people who use services.
The FAQ has been developed with input from the Safer Needles Network, which includes representatives from the Health and Safety Executive, adult social care and NHS providers and trade unions.