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Social Care & Care Homes

The following guidelines have been produced for use by practices in line with local and national guidance.It is anticipated that health and social care providers and patients, will benefit from the good practice recommendations shared below.

Care Home Companion (for Southern Derbyshire use) - This site is designed for Care Home workers. It may help you with daily care decisions and reassure you that the little things that you do everyday are a really important part of good quality care and vital in keeping the people we look after healthy and well.

Guidelines Produced Date Review Date
Confirmation of medication directions (PRN and as directed) not applicable
Covert administration of medicines Aug 2015 July 2020
Derby City Council Medication Policy Statement (under review) not applicable
Expiry dates of medicines within care settings Sept 2015 Aug 2020
Medicines management in care homes - best practice guidance Jan 2018 Dec 2019
Standards for the provision and use of Medicines Administration Record (MAR) charts May 2016 Apr 2019
Medicines Administration Record (MAR) chart template not applicable
SPS NICE Bites - Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community not applicable