Health and Safety

Conditions of Employment for Health Workers.

Medicine Policy

Healthcare Workers must never dispense, administer or prompt the taking of medicines except where directly supervised by a Registered nurse in accordance with the policy of the establishment where they are working.

You should note that homeopathic and other herbal substances, as well as non-prescription medicines, fall within the scope of this policy.

If you are asked to do something or carry out a procedure which you are unhappy with, discuss this with the person in charge or your Manager.

The following tasks:

  • Peg feeding
  • Blood sugar monitoring

may not be undertaken without specialist training and continual supervision by a Qualified Nurse.

If you are to be placed into a Domiciliary Care setting you will be inducted to the medication policy for Domiciliary Care Workers.

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