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Monday, March 17, 2014

NICE Guideline: Managing medicines in Care Homes

NICE recently released new guidelines on managing medications in long-term care facilities.  The guideline is intended for health and social care providers in long-term care homes with recommendations on good practice for the processes involved in managing medications.

The guideline covers the following topics:

  • Recording medication information
  • Medicine reconciliation
  • Medication reviews
  • Assisting residents to take medications (Self-administration)
  • Staff Administering medication, including covert administration

For more information and to review the guideline, please visit 

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