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Medicines Assessor Training

Course Overview

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence to administer medication. In this workshop we will assess your competence to administer medicines against a structured competence assessment checklist.

We will then assess you as competent to assess others (against this same checklist). You will be assessed through a combination of 1:1 direct observation with actual medicines, simulated medicines rounds, video assessments and a theory assessment.

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2 days

Aimed at

Care staff and nurses who assess staff competence to administer medication

Course mapping

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

Accredited with

Skills for care

Course content (click to expand)

  • Describe legal/best practice requirements for assessing staff competence
  • Tailor the direct observation checklist to your own organisation
  • Demonstrate competence at selecting, administering and recording medicines systematically
  • Demonstrate you are competent to administer, and assess others administering:
  • Solid oral medicines (tablets, capsules etc.)
  • Oral liquids
  • Topical medicines (creams, ointments etc.)
  • Inhalers
  • Eye drops


(excluding VAT)

£1500 (max of 12 people)