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S4. How does the provider ensure the proper and safe use of medicines, where the service is responsible?


S4.1 How are medicines and medicines-related stationery managed (that is, ordered, transported, stored and disposed of safely and securely)? (This includes medical gases and emergency medicines and equipment.)


S4.2 Are medicines appropriately prescribed, administered and/or supplied to people in line with the relevant legislation, current national guidance or best available evidence?


S4.3 Do people receive specific advice about their medicines in line with current national guidance or evidence?


S4.4 How does the service make sure that people receive their medicines as intended, and is this recorded appropriately?


S4.5 Are people's medicines reconciled in line with current national guidance when transferring between locations or changing levels of care?


S.4.6 Are people receiving appropriate therapeutic drug and physical health monitoring with appropriate follow-up in accordance with current national guidance or evidence?


S4.7 Are people's medicines regularly reviewed including the use of 'when required' medicines?


S4.8 How does the service make sure that people's behaviour is not controlled by excessive or inappropriate use of medicines?


Last updated:
13 October 2017

 


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