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Medication Training Resources

Below are listed links and items to download which you may find useful at work for for further study.


The Handling of Medications in Social Care

A Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain publication which provides professional pharmaceutical guidance for people in every aspect of social care who are involved in handling medicines.

The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Annual Report 2010

A Care Quality Commission Report (Aug 2011)

Health and Social Care Act 2008

Current Legislation

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Legislation with the primary purpose of providing a legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of adults who lack the capacity to make particular decisions for themselves

British National Formulary

A link to the British National Formulary. You will need to register with the website to view the BNF. This is free.


Patient Information Leaflets

Searchable database of Patient Information Leaflets (PIL). PILS can be downloaded in PDF format


Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing difficulties affect people who are prescribed tablets or capsules which they tamper with to make easier to swallow.  Alternative forms of the medicine may be available as medicine tampering is often unnecessary. Information on alternatives to medicines can be searched on this website


7 “Rights” Charts

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7 Rights of Medication Administration