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NEW PARTNERSHIP APPROACH TO CARE PLANNING AND MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION WITHIN CARE HOMES

Earlier this month a national report found care home staff aren’t always providing the right support and help with medicines in line with what is documented in individual care plans. The worrying finding was highlighted by the CQC’s Medicines in Health and Adult Social Care – Learning from Risks and Sharing Good Practice for Better Outcomes report.

The report brought together the CQC’s learnings from its regulatory activity about the risks from medicines. It acknowledged while there has been a lot of work to ensure the safer use of medicines across services, there were still areas for improvement and it highlighted the need for providers to understand the risks and enable better outcomes.

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