Care Homes: Management of Medicines prescribing guideline

NHS Barnsley CCG in association with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council have compiled comprehensive Best Practice guidelines, standards for care and sample documentation for all aspects of Medicines Management in relation to the Care Home setting. They include information on obtaining, storing, administering and maintaining records of medication. These guidelines clarify the responsibilities of commissioners and providers to protect service users against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines.

The Management of Medicine in Care Homes Guidelines

Additional Resources:- 

Principles of Safe & Appropriate Handling of Medicines

Covert Administration of Medication in Care Homes


Food First information sent to Care Homes

All Care Homes in the Barnsley area have been sent the following information regarding nutrition:

Care Home Alignment to GP Practices 

Alignment of care homes to GP Practices - Process 

Alignment of GP practices to care homes 

  • Summary
  • Clinical support by body system
  • Conditions and indicators
  • Due for review
    20 July 2016
  • Traffic light
  • Bypass detail page
  • Bypass detail page and
  • Clinical Support Group
    Cancer, Palliative Care, Pain and Older People

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