Medicines management for care homes

NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG's Care Home Team has created this care home resource pack to support medicines management within care homes. The pack includes protocols, information sheets or further links regarding various aspects of medicines management. This document is for guidance only, the clinical responsibility lies with the care home and the use of any protocols is optional.

The care home team are happy to answer any queries. You can get in touch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can access the resource pack here. The contents can be found below.

1. Barrier Products (PresQIPP)
2. Bath & Shower Emollients (PresQIPP)
3. Body Map
4. Constipation (PresQIPP)
5. Continence (PresQIPP)
6. Controlled Drugs (PresQIPP)
7. Covert Administration (PresQIPP)
8. Cytotoxic Medication
9. Dementia Drugs (PresQIPP)
10. Diabetes (PresQIPP)
11. Domiciliary Care (PresQIPP)
12. Emollients (PresQIPP)
13. Emollients, paraffin content and risk of fire (PresQIPP)
14. Enteral Tubes
15. Expiry Dates
16. Fridge Temperature Monitoring
17. How to use Fortified milk?
18. Homely Remedies (PresQIPP)
19. Implementation of NICE Guidelines (PresQIPP)
20. Medication & Falls (PresQIPP)
21. NOACs information
22. ONS guidelines (PresQIPP)
23. Opioid Patches (PresQIPP)
24. Ordering, Receiving & Disposal of Medication
25. Patch Application Record
26. Refused & Missed Doses (PresQIPP)
27. Safeguarding and Medicines (PresQIPP)
28. Self-Administration of Medication (PresQIPP)
29. Social Leave Medication
30. Supershake recipe
31. Swallowing Difficulties (PresQIPP)
32. Tips for applying corticosteroid creams and ointments
33. Transdermal Patches
34. Transferring Patients between Care Home Settings (PresQIPP)
35. Use of MDS (PresQIPP)
36. Warfarin Administration
37. Warfarin Administration Chart
38. When Required (PRN) Medications
39. Which Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to Prescribe in the Community
40. Insulin Administration Chart
41. Instructions for Insulin Administration Chart

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