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Free resources for supporting the safe use of medications in care facilities:

Poster (A3): my medicines my choices
This charter helps you understand your rights about the medicines you take and says what help you should get from your doctor, pharmacist and care staff

My medicine My Choice My Record
A folded card (A4) - this record is to stay with the resident whose medication is recorded on it

Easy read: My medicines My Choices
This is to help you understand your rights about your medicines in the care home. It also says what help you should get from your doctor, pharmacist and care staff

Improving the prescribing, dispensing and management of medication in care homes (36 page)

Learners workbook
To help you develop safer professional practice in working with medicines for people in care settings – whatever your role you can improve and develop your practice sot that medicines are administered more safely and drug errors are reduced (69 page)

Making the best use of medicines across all care settings (28 page)

Risk assessment tool for medical conditions and medication
A folded card (A4) This assessment tool is for residents with multiple health conditions and medicines who will need higher levels of care, support and monitoring

Symptom assessment tool
To assist with identifying and monitoring residents with deteriorating health – it is a traffic light system that should help to quickly rate the symptoms and provide practical guidance on the next steps (12 page)

A guide for employers: training for safer medication
(12 page)


Homely remedies guide
For local adaptation to fit within individual care home medication policies (24 page)


Preventing medication errors in care homes
Review of publications (40 page)

Review: managing and administering medication in care homes for older people
A review of information and literature (40 page)


Medication safety in care homes pilot project summary report

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