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