Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care Medication

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Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication

1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication
The Medicines Acts 1968 and various amendments cover the legal management of medication. While care staff are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines on behalf of the service user.
The following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of medication within a social care setting. * The Medicines Act 1968 * The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 * The
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