8 Managing medicines for patients

8 Managing medicines for patients

8.1 Follow UK government legislation on prescribing, ordering, supplying, transporting, storing and disposing of medicines.

8.2 Follow UK government guidance for infection prevention and control, particularly if taking medicines for safe removal and destruction.

8.3 When returning medicines from a patient with COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, tell the community pharmacy staff so that infection prevention and control precautions can be taken.

8.4 When supporting patients with symptoms of COVID‑19 who are having social care in the community, follow the NICE guideline on managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community. This includes processes for ordering and supplying medicines and transporting, storing and disposing of medicines.

8.5 When prescribing, handling, administering and disposing of medicines in care homes and hospices: