The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence to administer medication. This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and materials to assess staff competence to administer medicines. You will practice assessing people administering various different dosage forms, using direct observation against a set of structured competence assessment checklists.
Care staff and nurses who assess staff competence to administer medication
One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)
NICE – Management of Medicines in Care Homes, March 2014
NICE – Management of Medicines in Community Settings, March 2017
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12
Skills for care