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About this information

This information explains the advice about managing medicines in care homes that is set out in the guideline.

What does this information cover?

This information covers using medicines properly and safely for all children, young people and adults who live in care homes, including those who need nursing care. In this information, 'medicines' applies to all healthcare treatments used in care homes. These could be tablets, liquid medicines and injections or other treatments such as creams, dressings, catheters, inhalers, and appliances such as continence aids.

Who is this information for?

This information is for people who live in care homes and their family members or carers. It may also be useful for care home staff and others with an interest in using medicines correctly and safely in care homes.