Nvq3 Hsc3047 6.3

HSC 3047 Support use of medication in social care settings
Learning Outcome | Questions |
1.1 | Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settingsThe handling of medicines in social care 2007.The medicines act 1968.The misuse of drugs act 1971, amended in 2007.The safer management of controlled drugs regulations 2006. |
1.2 | Outline the legal classification system for medicationCD-controlled drugs- must be prescribed by a doctor, special rules apply for the prescription, storage and recording.P- Must be sold from a registered pharmacy supervised by a pharmacist.GSL- General sale list medicines, sold from licenced shops no pharmacist required.POM- Prescribed by a doctor, dispensed by a pharmacist. |
1.3 | Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements.   1. Legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings go as follows: the medicines act 1968, the misuse of drugs act 1971, Adults with incapacity act 2000, The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995, The Access to health records Act (1990).   2. There are various legal controls on the retail sale or supply of medicines which are set out in the Medicines Act 1968. Medicines are classified into three categories - Prescription Only, Pharmacy or General Sale List. Each category is subject to a number of controls. These controls apply to medicines sold or supplied by retail whether they are sold or supplied via internet transactions, by mail order, or any other form of supply. The general rule is that all licensed medicines are Pharmacy unless otherwise designated   3. Policies and procedures must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements as the policies and procedures are set out through legislation in the first place. Policies and procedures which are put in place are to ensure that legislation is being followed so that all people in the care setting are safe and...