Overarching Medication Policy and Procedure #5
This policy describes the approach to managing medication safely. It is part of a suite of medication management policies and must be read with the other policies. This policy has been amended to highlight that Care Workers must record the medicines support given to a person for each individual medicine on every occasion, in line with Regulation 58 of The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017. This includes details of all support for prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, such as reminding a person to take their medicine, giving the person their medicine and recording whether the person has taken or declined their medicine. The policy now includes that a MAR must be used to record verbal reminders or physical assistance and the suggested code of V and P be used on the MAR. Reference to numerical medication levels removed, e.g. Type 1, Type 2.