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Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting

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Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting

Prescription: Most of the prescriptions that carers administer to patients are prescribed by a doctor, nurse or a pharmacist. Medicines should be administered as they are written on the prescription. The Prescriptions are written in Latin or in abbreviated version by the doctor. It is important that the medication goes to the person that described for it as it is there property. Looking at the Medicines Act 1968, it states that the medicines should only be administered to the person who it was prescribed, labelled and supplied to, meaning that medication cannot be stored and given to any individual, medication can included such as include dressings, nutritional supplement and catheters. It is vital that there is a second peorosn with the health care worker medication is given out to the patient.

New individual's medications: : When new individuals receive care, the health and social care professionals have to check their medication received and the current medication that they are receiving. Health care workers should never think that the medication is correct to what is been given to

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