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Designed for: 

All staff involved in the support of medication whether oral or non-oral for service users in care at home, community and care home settings



Aim: To ensure that there is a consistent approach to how people who are receiving a service from Bon Accord Care are supported with managing their medication.


Learning Outcomes:


  • Staff will understand the legislation around providing medication support
  • Staff can provide safe medication management support to clients
  • Staff have the skills and knowledge to enable service users to manage their own medication as far as is appropriate and in line with their own wishes
  • Understand the grade system for medication and how this can change
  • Understand the differences between Prompting, Assisting and Administering
  • Understand how to support plan medication
  • Understand how to report and record any issues with medication
  • Legal Considerations around Capacity, Power of Attorney and guardianship
  • Understanding responsibilities around Controlled Drugs




 Policy and Legislation:




P1300 BAC Medication Policy

WI1301 BAC Medication Management for Care at Home

WI1302 BAC Medication Management for Care Homes


• Medicines Act, 1968;

• Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations, 1973;

• Drug Trafficking Offences Act, 1985;

• Controlled Drugs Penalties Act, 1985;

• Health & Medicines Act, 1988; and

• Misuse of Drugs Act, 1991.

• Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

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