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United Kingdom Homecare Association
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Front Page of Medication Policy Guidance 2017

UKHCA Medication Policy Guidance - Revised August 2017

This document is available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

Medication is an increasing and significant aspect of care currently being requested and delivered by domiciliary care organisations. As such, there must be a clear policy outlining the level of administration the organisation can provide for the service user. The policy should then have accompanying procedures to give care workers clear instruction on all aspects of the medication assistance.

This Medication Policy Guidance document has been updated in August 2017 and is intended to give homecare providers guidance on formulating their own medication policy and procedures. It should not be considered a stand-alone policy and providers should make suitable adjustments to reflect their organisation’s circumstances, contractual obligations, indemnity insurance and any conditions placed on their registration by their statutory regulator. 

UKHCA expects all organisations with full UKHCA membership to operate within this Policy Guidance. Failure to do so may be considered to be a breach of The UKHCA Code of Practice and in serious cases may result in withdrawal of membership. Your insurance cover may also be prejudiced if you knowingly failed to comply with this Policy Guidance.

Further assistance in writing a medication policy and procedures can also be gained by using UKHCA’s Medication Policy Template which can be downloaded free of charge by members.

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