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If you would like to stretch and challenge your understanding and thought process, use the links below to read further information on medicines, standards of care and how care providers and managers can meet the regulations. This step is optional.

NHS Medicines information

This page explains the different types of medicine, the difference between branded drugs and generics, and how the medicines become available.

Regulations for service providers and managers

The CQC (Care Quality Commission) are responsible for setting the fundamental standards below which care provision must never fall.

NICE guidelines on medicines management in care homes

This quality standard covers managing medicines safely and effectively in care homes. It includes processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines for adults, young people, and children living in care homes.

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