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Medicines Reconciliation and Transcription

Course Overview

Medicines reconciliation is the act of creating an accurate list of a person’s medicines, and maintaining it. Medicines transcription is then writing these medicines up onto a medicines chart, body maps, when required protocols etc. CQC require that you have had training to do this. This practical, assessed workshop, teaches how to carry out medicines reconciliation and transcription according to NICE guidelines.

Aimed at

Nurses and senior health and carer professionals working in any health or social care setting (e.g. care homes, supported-living, hospices, community settings)


Face-to-face (in person) practical workshop


4 hrs


Course mapping

CQC Key Lines of Enquiry S4: How are people’s medicines managed so that they receive them safely?

NICE guidelines: Medicines Optimisation [NICE guideline NG5]

Course price (excluding VAT)

£675 + trainer expenses (click here for details). Note that these are the total course prices to which VAT applies.

Course content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

Course content (click to expand)

  • Which sources of information can be used to reconcile a person’s medicines?
  • What checks are needed when those sources disagree with each other
  • What additional checks do NICE guidelines require for medicines reconciliation?
  • What medicines paperwork is considered best practice?
  • Transcribing medicines onto your own organisation’s medicines charts
  • Setting up the timing of doses
  • Transcribing complex dosages (e.g. increasing, reducing, alternate day, weekly doses)
  • Remote prescribing (verbal orders)