This policy applies where a domiciliary care service accepts responsibility for ordering, storing, transporting and/or disposing of a service user’s medicines. It is produced in line with the guidelines produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE):
NG67: Managing Medicines for Adults Receiving Social Care in the Community (2017)
NG21: Home Care: Delivering Personal Care and Practical Support to Older People Living in Their Own Homes (2015).
The policy should be used in relation to other medicines support policies (also based on NICE guidance) for domiciliary care, including:
Medication Management in Home Care
Anticipatory Medicine in Domiciliary Care
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