New quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community
< July 2018

New quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published the 'Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community quality standard'.

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have the medicines support they need. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It covers:

  • assessing if people need help with their medicines
  • deciding what medicines support is needed
  • communication between health and social care staff
  • high-quality care in priority areas for improvement
  • the need for contractual, commissioning and care planning arrangements to be concluded before medicines support is provided

The quality standard is available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs171

 

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