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.
Care staff and nurses who assess staff competence to administer medication
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
£1500 (max of 12 people)