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Describe relevant sections of legislation and guidance with regard to the administration of medicines.

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Describe relevant sections of legislation and guidance with regard to the administration of medicines (P2) Every health and social care setting has policies and procedures that the workers have to follow and understand them clearly. They also need to make sure that they practise polices and procedures when they are work regarding medication. Policies and procedures are a course method of action to guide and possibly determine future decisions, within all policy and procedures there is a guideline a guideline is a statement of both policy and procedures to help people follow the regulations. Any person involved with medicines has to adhere to certain rules and regulations, whether this is the doctor, pharmacist, nurse or a person who administers them to other people. The Medicines Act (1968): this particular act requires the fact that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is in charge for supplying medication. ...read more.


in order to meet the need of the individuals within their care. The NMS care relates to older people, younger adults and domiciliary care. It is important that health care workers know the NMS to the service that they provide, in order to help them meet the needs of the individuals who they look after. The health care workers are given a copy of the NMS relevant to their care service, The Care Home Regulations (2001) and the Care Standards Act (2000) support these standards. The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) is the authoritarian body which examines care services for obedience to the NMS and their additional regulations. Regulation 13(2) underpins the standards about medicines and their uses. Following the additional regulations is compulsory if the health care workers do not meet the regulations then this could result in prosecution. ...read more.


The individual may see their own medical records, however nobody else can see them without their consent even their family member. It is important that this legislations taken very seriously. Even if a professional had to share some notes of the individual with another professional it is important that the patient is aware of this no matter what the situation. The Data Protection Act 1998 : All organisation that keep personal records on the computer, must make sure that they are secure, they must allow the individual to have access to their records, they must only record only important information and be used and disclosed only for its stated purpose. It is important that personal details are put away from others, this legislation should be considered seriously. ?? ?? ?? ?? BTEC National Diploma Working with Medication in Health and Social Care Nosheen Kauser ...read more.

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