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This course is aimed at all those who care and support someone who needs to take medication. This will ensure that the carer or administrator has the knowledge and skills to safely handle medication.

It is an essential part of caring for a vulnerable adult to safely manage medication in accordance with legislation and policies and procedures.

The Human Medicines Regulations 2018 clearly identifies all aspects of safe medication handling and relates to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  This regulation is supported by regulation 12: of CQC’s fundamental standards.

This course underpins the knowledge required to understand types and forms of medication and outlines the skills for care providers to safely handle and record all aspects of medication administration.