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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 care setting has policies and procedures which are put in place in order to adhere to legislation, these policies and procedures put them into practice and all staff must be aware of them and must adhere to them. Policies and procedures act as guidelines; if all staff follows these guidelines then they are correctly practicing their policies and procedures. Specific rules and regulations are set out to all those who work with medication, these apply to all health care professionals whether they are nurses, doctors or the person administering them to others. These are the Medicines Act (1968), The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971), The Misuse of Drugs (safe custody) Regulations (1973). The Medicines Act (1968) The Medicines Act (1968) states that only a pharmacist or doctor has the responsibility of medication supply. ...read more.


Care Standards Act (2000) is a piece of legislation produced to promote good practice in care settings which are registered under this act. National Minimum Standards (NMS) must be accomplished by the care homes that are registered under the Care Standards Act 2000 in order to meet the service user's needs. The NMS specifically provide standards for the elderly, younger adults and domiciliary care. These standards are underpinned by the Care Home Regulations (2001) and care Standards Act (2000). All health care workers will be given a copy of these. The regulatory body which examines care services for compliance to the NMS and the regulations which accompany it is the Commission for Social care Inspection (CSCI). The inspectors working within the CSCI aim on the individuals outcomes which are to be achievable. ...read more.


Rights and freedom of action must be considered. The decision made must demonstrate that the least limited option for that individual wasn't taken and all options for his her possible freedom considered. The Access to Health Records 1990 This legislation states how can view your medical records. This is no body without consent of that individual's medical record, including family and the next of kin. A person can view his or her own medical record. If for whatever reason information regarding medical records needs to be disclosed to other professionals the individuals permission must first be requested. The Data Protection Act 1998 This act refers to organisations that keep personal records on the computer, their responsibility is to ensure they are safe and secure, allow the individual to view his or her own personal record, record information which is only relevant and be used and disclosed for only the stated purpose. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sadia Ellahi 20093700 BTEC National In Health Studies ...read more.

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