The safe administration of medication is a vitally important area for service providers. Medication administration policies, practices and procedures should be carefully considered and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that the highest standards are being attained at all times.

This topic covers the administration of medication and includes self-administration by service users. Related information on medicines themselves, prescribing and medicine storage can be found in the topic on Medicines and Prescribing.

In Practice


NICE guidance

Guidelines for the care home sector, SC1: Managing Medicines in Care Homes, were published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in March 2014.

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