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Popular Guides

The following documents from The Department for Education/Health and NICE give guidance on important topics. Click on the link to read them.




Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions:


Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions: links to other useful resources 


Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools:


Care homes


Managing medicines in care homes:


Domiciliary Care


Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes 


Managing Medicines for adults receiving social care in the community


This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.


Care Homes with Nursing


Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants:


This guidance sets out good practice measures for the safe management and handling of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants. The guidance includes:

  • the legal framework for the administration of prescribed medicines for a named individual by care assistants
  • safety and quality assurance requirements

Useful Links

Alzheimer’s Society

Asthma UK 

British Heart Foundation

British Hypertension Society

Consumer Health Information

Children’s Medicines

CQC  Care Quality Commission  Regulatory body for care settings

Diabetes UK

Eczema Society

Epilepsy Society

Medicines (info & patient leaflets)

Mental Health Foundation

MHRA  Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency  Ensures safety of medicines & medical devices

NCF  National Care Forum Information for care providers

NHS Choices

NICE The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence  Provides guidance on medicinal treatments, clinical practice and health promotion

NMC Nursing & Midwifery Council  Nursing & midwifery regulator

Parkinson’s UK

Patient Information Forum

Patient Info

RPS Royal Pharmaceutical Society  Membership/educational body for pharmacy. Provides guidance/resources e.g. “The Handling Of Medicines In Social Care”

Skills For Care  Council responsible for developing the skills & knowledge of the adult care workforce

Swallowing Difficulties

Yellow Card Scheme  To report medicines adverse drug reactions

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