PaCT workforce development
Medicines management train the trainer resource page
If you are training medicines administration in-house you might find these websites and services useful to answer any difficult questions that arise.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
It includes guidance, safety alerts, and links to educational material to assist staff in the safe use and management of the wide range of medicines and medical devices used in care homes.
These pages aim to provide healthcare professionals with targeted information relevant to different specialities.
You can sign up to receive emails when each targeted page is updated using their free email alerting service
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB)
Very comprehensive information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain on handling of medicines in social care
Support from our library service
Most of the books, journals and publications we use in our courses are available via the library service. You can obtain hard copies of government publications as well as easy to read versions of Acts and Policies.
Hampshire Library Service holds a huge catalogue of health, social care and psychology literature. It is quick & free to join,. you can borrow up to 30 books at a time and usually for 4 weeks.
You can also visit the discovery centres and access Internet resources as well as having lots of books publications & quite areas to brush-up on your knowledge
Other resources that may be useful can be found from:
Your local pharmacist and/or prescriber are the best people to seek advise regarding specific service users
Hampshire County Council have now published the 2009 Medicines Policy which will take effect from 1st September 2009. You will also need to download the front cover, which outlines the policy. Please visit the Hantsweb medicines page for further information.
Patient information leaflets can be downloaded for any medication licenced in the UK
RPSGB - Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Recommended publications -
BMA New Guide to Medicines and Drugs (latest version)
As part of our medicines management development we are piloting some additional support and training as well as asking trainers to feedback to us regarding our courses and your experiences in providing this training within their organisation.
If you have attended the train the trainer medicines course, we would really appreciate your input.
Please spend about 15 minutes to complete our survey: