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A factsheet from Housing LIN on medication in extra care housing. Click here.

The updated Homely Remedies Protocol for care homes with, and without, nursing. From Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. 

A position statement from Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group on the prescribing of medications available to purchase over the counter in Ipswich and East Suffolk  - click here.

Medication and falls risk advice from the East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council's 67-page report Standards for Medicines Management. Click here.

Department of Health guidance document called Administration of Medicines in Care Homes (with Nursing) for Older People by Care Assistants setting out good practice measures.

A report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society looks at improving medicines management in care homes. In the report, the Society says it believes it is time to change the way medicines are used in care homes. It says too many care home residents are taking medicines which are doing them more harm than good. 

Medication in Extra Care Housing: This factsheet is aimed at practitioners, commissioners, care services managers and housing managers in extra care housing, an environment not specifically referred to in any guidance on the handling of medicines.

A homely remedy is a product that can be purchased in a supermarket or pharmacy for the relief of a minor ailment without the need for a prescription. This is a Homely Remedies Policy written by West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) for service users in care homes with or without nursing.