Guidance on Homely Remedies | QCS

Hi Sheila,

Is there any guidance on homely remedies for Nursing homes?




Sheila Scott
Answered by Sheila Scott

Dear Liz,

Thank you for your question.

You should have a policy in place probably as part of your general medication policy. The policy will give clear direction on the types of homely medication that can be given etc.

If you have the QCS quality management system then the policy is right there and you can implement that.

Otherwise you will need to write a policy.

CQC’s website does of course carry various advice for nursing homes and care homes about medication.

There is guidance about the regulation at:

There is further advice about what inspectors will be looking for at:  (Page 7)

If you put homely remedies in nursing homes into your search engine there are a number of helpful postings that come up including an old one from Exeter PCT:

With best wishes.


About Sheila Scott

Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector. 3. Read more

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