Medication Awareness for Care Homes and Inclusion Centre - Virtual

Date & Time:

Wednesday 24 February 2021 (9:30 - 12:30)

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Target Group:

-Care staff in Nursing and Residential Care Homes, including those from the PVI sector who work with those placed in care homes in the London Borough of Sutton

- LBS Support and Inclusion Team operating the Sutton Inclusion Centre.

Course Overview:

The overall aim is to develop a general awareness of medicines and be able to follow legal requirements and guidelines. The session is run as a live Zoom group training session with a tutor. Additional videos and resources will be used to help focus learning, including case studies and quizzes to help embed the learning into real-life situations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the training participants will have an understanding of:


  • the legal requirements and guidelines relating to the administration of medication in social care settings
  • the current procedures and practice for the ordering, supply, receipt, storage and disposal of medications
  • the key points of drug administration and systems available
  • incorporating safe infection control policies and procedures with regards to Coronavirus and Covid 19 in the administration of medication
  • reporting medication errors, incidents and undesirable effects
  • the main points of care settings’ agreed administration of medication procedures
  • the policy on self-administration, covert medication and homely remedies
  • professional accountability and confidentiality for medication and the legal issues and the role of the unqualified member of the staff
  • how to give different types of medicines such as eye drops, cream etc.
  • the 5 rights of Medication administration
  • the principles of good practice and record keeping

Special instructions:

  • All learners will need to have access to a Laptop/PC/Tablet and have Internet access. Workbooks will need to be completed electronically (via word or editable PDF).
  • Please note that Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar.


Places Available:

Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
HousingNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS Housing and RegenerationNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral NursesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Carshalton LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Clinical HealthNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Hospital PathwayNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Learning DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - STARTNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - TransitionsNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Wallington LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
OtherNo Limit
PoliceNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing HomeNo Limit
Private - OtherNo Limit
Private - Residential HomeNo Limit
RBK Shared ServiceNo Limit
Supported LivingNo Limit
Sutton Housing PartnershipNo Limit
Voluntary/CommunityNo Limit


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