Generic audit tool: Safe and secure handling of medicines

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A generic template is provided to assist the process of auditing safe and secure handling of medicines practices


This audit tool attempts to combine the best features of a number of examples offered by trusts in London after the NHS-wide audit commissioned by DH in March 2012.

The tool can be used as it stands or adapted for local use. If you do use it, please tell us how you think it performed so that we can refine and further develop it as necessary to help others in future.

Generic audit template

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  1. Attachment replaced. Components of generic template are still valid and current. Title amended, summary added.
  1. Published