Summary of NICE guidance for Managing medicines in care homes

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE updated information in this guideline on reusing medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic in line with UK Government guidance. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 63, April/May 2014 includes one topic: Managing medicines in care homes (NICE SC1). Sections covered include medicines reconciliation, medication review, prescribing,ordering, dispensing, supplying, storing and disposing of medicines, self-administration and covert administration.


(This website entry checked November 2020)