Medication Awareness for Care Homes and Social Inclusion Centre 22/23

Date & Time:

Thursday 22 September 2022 (09:30-12:30 - COURSE CANCELLED)




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.



Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


John Buttle, Managing Director Social Works Limited

Venue Details: