Care homes

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. 

General resources

Webinars

Care Home Call to Action - What to do with limited resources

We welcomed Peter Howarth, Faisal Bokhari and Danny Jebb from Tameside and Glossop CCG MO Team.

They discussed proxy ordering and their Care Homes Medicines Hub, two Primary/Community care based approaches that can, with limited resources, effectively support care home residents.

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Implementation of the Pharmacy and Medicines Support to Care Homes System Wide Delivery Model

We hosted a joint webinar with NHSCC and PrescQIPP to share current best practice and new ideas from around the country. Helping to identify some of the barriers and gaps in support for the implementation of this new delivery model.

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NICE: Supporting safety and quality in care homes

We welcomed Deborah O’Callaghan who works across the East Midlands and East of England to provide support on using NICE guidance and quality standards to plan, commission and provide safe, effective care and promote independence and wellbeing.

Educational resources and e-learning

Courses available on our e-learning hub https://www.prescqipp.info/learning/prescqipp-e-learning/

Medicines use in care homes: Course 1

This course is for care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. Students should have previously undertaken basic administration of medicines competency training as appropriate to their care setting prior to taking this course.
This course supports the implementation of recommendations in the NICE guideline on managing medicines in care homes. It also supports statement 3 in the NICE quality standard on medicines management in care homes.

It covers: the role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards; the management of medicines in care homes; management of self-medicating residents; administration of inhalers; administration of eye drops; administration of transdermal patches; administration of topical products; and administration of 'when required' medicines.

The course should take around 2.5 hours in total to complete, but please note that it is designed to be completed in stages and not finished in one sitting.

If your organisation is interested in commissioning this course please check out our flyer below, this includes details of the courses and prices (including volume based discounts).

Medicines use in care homes: Course 2

This is the second of our courses designed for care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use.

Students should have previously undertaken basic administration of medicines competency training as appropriate to their care setting, and we recommend that students first complete our Medicines use in care homes: Course 1.

It covers: Refused and omitted doses; Covert administration; Controlled drugs; Bulk prescribing; Homely remedies; and Waste medicines reduction.

This course supports the implementation of recommendations in the NICE guideline on managing medicines in care homes.

It also supports statement 6 in the NICE quality standard on medicines management in care homes.

The course should take around 2 hours in total to complete, but please note that it is designed to be completed in stages and not finished in one sitting.

If your organisation is interested in commissioning this course please check out our flyer below, this includes details of the courses and prices (including volume based discounts).
medicines in care homes.

It also supports statement 6 in the NICE quality standard on medicines management in care homes.

The course should take around 2 hours in total to complete, but please note that it is designed to be completed in stages and not finished in one sitting.

If your organisation is interested in commissioning this course please check out our flyer below, this includes details of the courses and prices (including volume based discounts).

Medicines use in care homes: Course 3

The third of our e-learning packages for care homes, builds on the content covered in the first two Medicines use in care homes courses.

The course is designed for all care home staff involved in medicines administration and covers the use of certain ‘high risk’ or specialist medicines that require specific consideration and/or administration techniques.

This course covers: Medicines and falls risk, Antipsychotic medicines in dementia, Administration of anticoagulants, Administration of methotrexate and other cytotoxic medicines, Administration of bisphosphonates and Administration of medicines used in Parkinson’s disease.

The course should take around 2.5 hours in total to complete, but please note that it is designed to be completed in stages and not finished in one sitting.

It includes six modules focusing on key topics, in addition to two case studies that will help apply learning to practice.

Quizzes at the end of each module will test understanding and recap on key learning points, and a pass mark of 70% is required in the final assessment to complete the course and receive a certificate.

Care Homes Training Package - Part 1

These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in care homes 1 e-learning course.

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Care Homes Training Package - Part 2

These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in care homes 2 e-learning course.

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Care Homes Training Package - Part 3

These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in care homes 3 e-learning course.

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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.

T7: Reducing antipsychotics in dementia toolkit

The reducing antipsychotic prescribing in dementia toolkit is a resource aimed at healthcare professionals and carers, which can be used to support the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia without the use of antipsychotics.

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Reducing antipsychotics in dementia webinar

This webinar showcased the resources in the reducing antipsychotics in dementia toolkit and discussed the evidence behind the recommendations.

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Integrated care home dementia video

The video provides a real 360 view of the projects, their achievements, how they were established and the real benefits they have made to homes dealing with patients on low dose anti-psychotics, and the quality of life for the patients themselves.

Shared good practice - Award winning project webinars

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

 

Care Homes Medicines Optimisation

We welcomed Kayt Blythin, from Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford and Hastings & Rother CCGs/Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to further capture and share their winning Innovation Award in October 2019, under the Care Homes Medicines Optimisation category.

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Optimising the use of inhalers in the care homes setting

This webinar was presented by Jackie Smith and Sharon Tansley, NHS Bedfordshire CCG, to present the award winning project 'Optimising the use of inhalers in the care home setting'. 

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Tool to support Parkinson’s patients in care homes webinar

Jackie Smith from Bedfordshire CCG discusses the 'Tool to support care of Parkinson's patients in care homes' project that won the an award with the pharmaceutical industry category.

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Hydration in Care Homes

We welcomed Sundus Jawad, from East Berkshire CCG, to share their joint work with Oxford AHSN on 'Hydration in Care Homes' which was entered into the 'Best Interface and Patient Safety' category and won the Innovation “Gold” Award presentation in October 2017. 

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A unique collaborative approach to malnutrition in Herts Valleys CCGs care homes for older people

We welcomed Vittoria Romano and Catie Blanchard, from Cambridgeshire Community Service formerly Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust and Sarah Crotty from Hertfordshire Valleys CCG to share their Innovation Award from October 2017 for Service re-design.

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Shared good practice - Other projects

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