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Person-centred care

Essential standards in care homes

Developing and reviewing policies for safe and effective use of medicines

Supporting residents to make informed decisions and recording these decisions

Sharing information about a resident’s medicines

Ensuring that records are accurate and up to date

Identifying, reviewing and reporting medicines-related problems

Keeping residents safe (safeguarding)

Accurately listing a resident’s medicines (medicines reconciliation)

Reviewing medicines (medication review)

Prescribing medicines

Dispensing and supplying medicines

Receiving, storing and disposing of medicines

Care home staff administering medicines to residents

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