Background

This domiciliary care service understands a domestic medicine to refer to a medicine that can be bought over the counter to treat minor symptoms for short periods only (eg headache, cough, indigestion).

It recognises that its service users might be taking over-the-counter medicines as well as prescribed medicines and in most instances they will be responsible for their buying, taking and checking with their medical advisers (GP or community nurses) on their safe use.

Legislation and Guidance

This organisation will act at all times in compliance with relevant legislation and best practice guidance relating to the management and administration of medication in adult social care, including:

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