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Demand for administration of medication training soars


Following our original post; ‘Confusion over Administration of Medication‘ we have been inundated with requests to purchase our ‘Administration of Medication’ training course from both single site operators right through to major PLC’s. Whilst the recent BBC news item; ‘Fears over care home drug errors’ has no doubt helped to raise the issue amongst the wider public, the main driver for most of our current clients is the need to meet expectations of CQC inspectors. Care providers are now being asked to demonstrate appropriate training to support Administration of Medication over and above the Safe Handling of Medicines which forms part of the standard Common Induction Standards.

It’s reassuring for our clients to know that Care Academy’s Administration of Medication course outline has been reviewed by CSCI (now CQC) who confirmed (when supported with appropriate workplace supervision) meets the specification required for any inspection.