Policy Updates

Wales - Medications - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 27/08/2020 19:08

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM11

This policy has been reviewed and reference to levels of support updated to reflect the change to types of support. Information has been added in relation to the reuse of medication procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic and a reference added to support this. A new refusal of medication procedure has also been included that staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 14:30

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM15

This policy outlines the process to follow to ensure the safety of the individual in relation to a medication error or near miss occurring. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 14:19

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM16

This policy details the auditing process in relation to medication and how this should be regularly monitored. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 14:14

As Required and Variable Dose Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM18

This policy outlines the approach to take in relation to PRN (as required) and variable dose medication. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 13:13

Ordering and Receipt of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM06

This policy will support with the reconciliation of medication to ensure that individuals remain safe and that no errors occur. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 13:07

Safe Disposal of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM08

This policy highlights the process for safely disposing of unused or expired medication. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/08/2020 10:09

Training and Competency on Medications Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM14

This policy highlights how staff should be appropriately trained and assessed in relation to medication. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 27/07/2020 17:44

Homely Remedies Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM13

This policy outlines the process to follow in relation to homely remedies that may be required by an individual. It has been reviewed and reference to the relevant Care Inspectorate Wales Lines of Enquiry added. Policy also amended to include the procedure to follow when individuals are admitted to the service with homely medicines.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 12:09

Controlled Drugs Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM09

This policy outlines how to ensure the safe use and disposal of controlled drugs, as well as the legal requirements for storage and record keeping. It has been reviewed and updated with minor changes and now includes reference to the Care Inspectorate Wales Lines of Enquiry.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 11:33

Medication Away from Home Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM20

This policy outlines how medication can be safely managed away from an individual’s home environment. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording to more accurately reflect terminology surrounding the self-management of medication. References have been checked and updated.

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