Care homes

This bulletin looks at the issues around refused and missed doses when administering medicines in care homes and provides guidance for healthcare professionals in dealing with these issues. An educational ...
The use of compliance aids to support medicines administration is a difficult to resolve problem in care homes and also for domicilliary care. This bulletin supports the review of the use of compliance ...
... educational slide set and template flow chart are available as supporting implementation tools.   Care Homes - Safeguarding and medicines  ...
... local use are available as supporting resources.     Care homes - Transferring patients between care settings  ...
This bulletin discusses the implementation of NICE guidance relevant to medicines optimisation in care homes. A summary of relevant NICE guidance and suggestions to support implementation are offered for ...
This bulletin and briefing review the place in therapy for silicone sheets and gels for the treatment of scar reduction. The supporting datapack shows local usage of these products.     Wound ...
These resources review the place in therapy for silk and antimicrobial garments to ensure to ensure prescribing is appropriate and excessive quantities of garments are not prescribed. The evidence to support ...
... and an educational slideset is available to support discussion with care home staff.    Care homes - Self administration  ...
... used for logging interventions or requesting assessment of a patient.    Care homes - How to use multidisciplinary teams effectively  ...
Created on 01 June 2016
On Tuesday 28 June, 1pm - 2.30pm we're very pleased to be hosting Carl Marsh from the RightCare team to provide an overview of the programme, with a particular focus on the prescribing and medicines optimisation ...
... in a care home and also advise on considerations for acute prescribing, review of medicines and medicines reconciliation.  Care homes - Good practice guide to prescribing and medication review  ...
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 ...
The guidelines on the management of controlled drugs in care homes has been updated to reflect changes in the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations and also provide more clarity in the bulletin ...
Created on 23 April 2015
We're pleased to launch the PrescQIPP care homes webkit, bringing together all the PrescQIPP care homes resources and showcase good practice examples of projects focusing on medicines optimisation in th ...
...   Care homes - Waste reduction  ...
This set of resources adds to the care homes series and provides advice and supporting resources to identify patients on medicines which contribute to the risk of falls. Medication review guides and ...
The controlled drugs good practice guide is a guide for care homes to use (and adapt into a local policy if they wish to do so) to ensure that the handling, administration, and disposal of controlled ...
This bulletin is a resource that can be used to support setting up a homely remedies system in a care home. Advice for GPs, care homes staff and implementation resources are available.  Care ...
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 ...
The second of our woundcare bulletins focuses on sterile dressing packs. The bulletin and support materials focus on the appropriate use of sterile dressing packs and suggest a review of usage and recommend ...