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

 

Schools

 

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/484418/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions.pdf

 

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions: links to other useful resources

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3/supporting-pupils-with-medical-conditions-links-to-other-useful-resources--2 

 

Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416468/emergency_inhalers_in_schools.pdf

 

Care homes

 

Managing medicines in care homes:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/sc1/resources/managing-medicines-in-care-homes-61677133765

 

Domiciliary Care

 

 

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

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng21/resources/home-care-delivering-personal-care-and-practical-support-to-older-people-living-in-their-own-homes-1837326858181 

 

Managing Medicines for adults receiving social care in the community

 

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng67/resources/managing-medicines-for-adults-receiving-social-care-in-the-community-pdf-1837578800581

 

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: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/518298/Medicines_in_care_homes_A.pdf

 

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  www.alzheimers.org.uk

Asthma UK  www.asthma.org.uk 

British Heart Foundation   www.bhf.org.uk

British Hypertension Society bhsoc.org

Consumer Health Information  www.lihnn.nhs.uk

Children’s Medicines  www.medicinesforchildren.co.uk

CQC  Care Quality Commission   www.cqc.org.uk  Regulatory body for care settings

Diabetes UK  www.diabetes.org.uk

Eczema Society   www.eczema.org

Epilepsy Society  www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

Medicines (info & patient leaflets) www.medicines.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk

MHRA  Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency www.gov.uk/mhra  Ensures safety of medicines & medical devices

NCF  National Care Forum  www.nationalcareforum.org.uk Information for care providers

NHS Choices www.nhs.uk

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

NMC Nursing & Midwifery Council  www.nmc-uk.org  Nursing & midwifery regulator

Parkinson’s UK  www.parkinsons.org.uk

Patient Information Forum www.pifonline.org.uk

Patient Info http://patient.info

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

Skills For Care  www.skillsforcare.org.uk  Council responsible for developing the skills & knowledge of the adult care workforce

Swallowing Difficulties www.swallowingdifficulties.com

Yellow Card Scheme  https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk  To report medicines adverse drug reactions

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