A carer going through some paperwork and medication with a resident at her bedside

Stretch and challenge yourself

If you would like to stretch and challenge your understanding and thought process, use the links below to read further information on MDS and error reporting. This step is optional.

Good Practice Guidance E: Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) in Care Homes

This guidance describes the advantages and disadvantages of MDS (monitored dosage systems) in care settings.

Discrepancies, Incidents and Errors and What are the statutory requirements around reporting medication errors

This guidance describes what to do if there is an incident or discrepancy with controlled drugs in care settings.

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Medicine Administration for Carers

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