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.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2017

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards