Medicines – how do you manage them?
|By JUDITH MANNERS & SHELAGH WHALL, Opus Pharmacy Services. Tel: 07976 898324 E: firstname.lastname@example.org |Consultant pharmacists JUDITH MANNERS & SHELAGH WHALL of Opus Pharmacy Services examine issues of medication management in a care home setting, and the many ways in which a pharmacist can help| As we write, another day has gone by and another medication issue has appeared in the national press. Today it is the turn of the hospital sector and the issue is medication errors in hospitals. Of late, it has been medication issues in care homes. We are all aware of the NCSC report to the government in March this year Â The management of medication in care services. Care homes are required to meet the standard for medication, and in so doing must ensure staff receive the basic training in the safe handling and administration of medicines. This training ensures staff adhere to the best practice guidelines to reduce the incidence and likelihood of medication errors so that the best interests of the client are main