Care Homes Webkit

This page will bring together all the PrescQIPP care homes resources and showcase good practice examples of projects focusing on medicines optimisation in the care homes setting. Each set of resources contains tools that can be adapted for local use before implementation.

Medication in care homes

Educational resources

This section contains our educational slidesets aimed at care home staff. These tools can be complemented by our e-learning resources available on our education hub. 

Shared care home resources

This section brings together resources to support medicines optimisation in care homes that have been produced by commissioners. 

Reducing Antipsychotic use in Dementia

The use of antipsychotics in dementia to control behavioural and psychological symptoms has been a concern for many years. The PrescQIPP toolkit looks at the safety issues associated with using antipsychotics in this way and also provides practical tools and guidance to support the reduction of use. The toolkit is not just aimed at care homes, however is an important resource to include in the care homes webkit.