Policy Updates

Wales - Medications - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 18/08/2020 14:35

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM38

This policy documents what should be done in the event of a medication error or near miss occurring. It has been reviewed and additional information added in relation to COVID-19. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 01/07/2020 12:37

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM34

This policy outlines the administration of medicines taking into account the 6 rights of administration. It has been reviewed with reference made to COVID-19 and the Welsh lines of enquiry. References have been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 24/06/2020 11:08

As Required and Variable Dose Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM41

This policy details how to support individuals with ‘as required’ and variable dose medication. It has been reviewed and information added in relation to COVID-19. References have also been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 24/06/2020 09:51

Covert Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM40

This policy outlines the process to follow when an individual requires covert medication. It has been reviewed and information added in relation to COVID-19. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/06/2020 17:41

Training and Competency on Medications Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM37

This policy details how to monitor staff and ensure they have the necessary training and competency to support individuals with their medication. It has been reviewed with minor content changes and references have been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/06/2020 15:41

Medication Away from Home Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM42

This policy details how the service will safely support individuals who require medication whilst away from the home. The policy has been reviewed with a new definition added and a procedure section amended.

Document Modified Date: 23/06/2020 12:33

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM39

This policy details the auditing and monitoring process in relation to medication. It has been updated and reviewed to include reference to COVID-19 and changes to auditing practice. A new COVID-19 section has been added to the Medication Audit Form to assist with the auditing of medication practices during the pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 22/06/2020 14:22

Controlled Drugs Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM32

This policy outlines the procedures to follow in relation to managing controlled drugs for individuals or how they should be self-managed. It has been reviewed and the Welsh Lines of Enquiry added. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 13:22

Storage of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM30

This policy outlines how medication should be stored in an individual’s home. It has been reviewed and information has been added in relation to COVID-19.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 12:25

Over the Counter Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM36

This policy details the approach a service has to supporting an individual with over the counter medication. It has been reviewed with minor content changes and the Welsh Lines of Enquiry added. References have been checked to ensure they remain current.

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