Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults having an assessment for social care in the community have their medicines support needs included in the assessment.

Statement 2 Adults receiving medicines support in the community from a social care provider have their general practice and supplying pharmacy informed that support has started.

Statement 3 Adults receiving medicines support in the community from a social care provider have a record of the medicines support that they need in their care plan.

Statement 4 Adults receiving medicines support in the community from a social care provider are given information on how to raise any medicines-related problems.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing medicines support services for people receiving social care in the community include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.