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All NICE products on care homes. Includes any guidance, NICE Pathways and quality standards.

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Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)

This guideline covers good practice for managing medicines in care homes. It aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes by advising on processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines. It also recommends how care and services relating to medicines should be provided to people living in care homes.

Social care guideline Published March 2014

Managing medicines in care homes

Everything NICE has said on systems and processes for managing medicines in care homes in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2014 Last updated January 2018

Oral health for adults in care homes

Everything NICE has said on maintaining and improving the oral health of adults in care homes in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published July 2016 Last updated September 2018

Medicines management in care homes (QS85)

This quality standard covers managing medicines safely and effectively in care homes. It includes processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines for adults, young people, and children living in care homes. It also includes providing care and support relating to medicines. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2015

Oral health for adults in care homes (NG48)

This guideline covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. The aim is to maintain and improve their oral health and ensure timely access to dental treatment.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

Oral health in care homes (QS151)

This quality standard covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2017

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes (QS50)

This quality standard covers the mental wellbeing of older people (aged 65 and over) receiving care in care homes (including residential and nursing accommodation, day care and respite care). It focuses on support for people to improve their mental wellbeing so that they can stay as well and independent as possible. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2013

Improving oral health for adults in care homes

A quick and easy-to-read guide for care home managers about achieving good oral health in care homes.

Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Improving-oral-health-for-adults-in-care-homes

A quick and easy-to-read guide for care home managers about achieving good oral health in care homes.

Published February 2020 Last updated February 2020

Moving between hospital and home, including care homes

NICE quick guide - moving between hospital and home, including care homes

Published November 2019 Last updated November 2019

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs

Everything NICE has said on the transition between inpatient settings and community/care homes for adults with social care needs in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2015 Last updated November 2017

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

resource for managers of care homes for older people Next Introduction This resource is for managers of care homes for...

Published November 2014 Last updated November 2014

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

Statement 1 Statement 2 Statement 1 says: Older people in care homes are offered opportunities during their day to participate in...

Published September 2014 Last updated September 2014

Pressure ulcers (QS89)

This quality standard covers preventing, assessing and managing pressure ulcers (bed sores) in adults, young people and children. It includes risk assessment and support to prevent pressure ulcers. It applies to all settings, including hospitals, care homes (with and without nursing care) and people’s own homes.

Quality standard Published June 2015