Policy Updates

Scotland - Medications - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 20/07/2020 17:02

Controlled Drugs Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM32

This policy will guide staff on the process around controlled drugs.

Document Modified Date: 10/07/2020 13:21

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM34

This policy will help staff with the administration of medication and has links to documents that will provide further knowledge. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 11/06/2020 12:15

Collection of Prescriptions Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM43

This policy will inform staff on the procedure to follow when collecting prescriptions for people who live in their own home. It has been reviewed with an additional procedure added about obtaining medication in an emergency. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 11/06/2020 10:01

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM39

This policy will help staff with the auditing and monitoring of medication, following best practice advice and improving outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal changes made. References have also been reviewed and updated and staff should familiarise themselves with these.

Document Modified Date: 10/06/2020 17:52

As Required Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM41

This policy will advise staff on the best practice procedures to follow in relation to ‘As Required’ medication. Staff must be aware of the contents and follow the guidance to ensure positive outcomes for Service Users. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes made and references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 10/06/2020 11:11

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM38

This policy will direct staff on the measures to undertake if a medication error or near miss occurs. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 04/06/2020 14:51

Medication Away from Home Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM42

This policy will inform staff on the process to follow if the service user requires medication when away from their home and the best practice process to follow. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/06/2020 17:51

Training and Competency on Medications Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM37

This policy will guide all staff on their responsibility in maintaining their knowledge to ensure it reflects best practice. There is a competency assessment for management to use to assess competency in medication administration. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change, references checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/06/2020 17:42

Over the Counter Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM36

This policy will guide staff on using over the counter medication and the process to follow if considering using these agreed medications. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/06/2020 17:09

Covert Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM40

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow when considering administering medication covertly, who to consult and agree the relevant pathway. It has been reviewed with minimal change and the references and links checked to ensure they remain current.

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