This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care at home agency’s approach to administration of medication, where this has been agreed as an agency responsibility. It is written in line with the national health and social care standards, My Support, My Life, particularly Standard 2: “I am fully involved in all decisions about my care and support,” which includes as 2.23: “If I need help with medication, I am able to have as much control as possible.”
The standard states that where an agency helps a service user to take their medication, “it must be done safely, in accordance with the service user’s wishes, with detailed information properly recorded in the personal plan and known to the appropriate worker, planned and agreed arrangements for help with taking medication, and the relevant policies, procedures and records in place”.
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