Is your organisation at risk of fines from CQC?
The CQC have national standards on safe management of medicines and if providers consistently fail to meet these standards then they can be subject to large fines.
Darlington Care Home fined £4000
A care provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards on the safe management of medicines has been issued with a fine of £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission.
Gateshead care home fined £8000
A care provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards required for the safe management of medicines and care and welfare of people using services, has been issued with two fines of £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission.
In November 2012 the CQC published a report that “found 27 per cent of health and social care providers inspected in the past 12 months were failing to meet minimum standards designed to protect patients from unsafe and poor quality care.” One of the main issues included poor medication management. Read more from the Independent
Make sure your organisation isn’t one of these by accessing our comprehensive Supporting Medication in Social Care Settings training packages.
This Supporting Medication for Managers training pack has been designed specifically for your organisation’s trainer to take managers of services through their roles and responsibilities regarding supporting the use of medication in a social care setting.
The Trainer’s Manual provides detailed step-by-step guidance notes, handouts and PowerPoint presentations, giving your trainer all the materials and resources to enable them to train groups of staff at times, venues and a pace that suits you.
The one-day course will provide information for managers so they have a clear understanding and knowledge of:
- Legislation and guidance
- Policies and procedures that should be in place in your organisation
- Training requirement for staff working in the sector
- ARC’s Supporting Medication training package and how it links to QCF unit.
This publication is available as:
- Supporting Medication in Social Care Settings Distance Learning Pack
- Supporting Medication in Social Care Settings Trainer’s Manual
|Supporting Medication for Managers Trainer’s Manual:
ARC Members £60.00 | Non-members £120
|Delivered Course / Train the Trainer Course:
Price dependent on numbers, please contact Shirley Potter