Bulletin 172: Care homes - Safeguarding and medicines

This bulletin discusses the issues around safeguarding in relation to medicines which could include: the deliberate withholding of medicine without a valid reason, incorrect use of medicines, deliberate attempts to harm through use of medicine, or accidental harm caused by incorrect administration or a medication error. Processes around reporting incidents and rear misses are also discussed. An educational slide set and template flow chart are available as supporting implementation tools.

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