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Medicines Management Policy

Borough of Poole, Adult Social Care, Medication Management Policy and Guidance has been updated to reflect best practice based on guidelines issued in early 2017 by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) on ‘Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community’.

This reviewed policy and guidance replaces the documents issued in September 2014.

The medication policy sets out the basic principles which we should all follow, and the responsibilities for different groups of staff.

The medicines guidance provides more detail on best practice and essential requirements, including specific information about mental capacity, medicines management and administration, record keeping, and training. The medicines guidance must be followed wherever possible but must be read and applied in context to fit the practicalities of each setting.

The above are Borough of Poole documents from pre 1 April 2019 (unless otherwise stated). They have been adopted by BCP Council and will, in time, be replaced by BCP Council documents.

These documents apply to service users from the Poole locality and to staff carrying out functions that relate to these individuals. Minor changes may have been made to ensure contact information and website links are correct and relevant from 1 April 2019.

All policies will now be reviewed as part of a planned schedule, following the Borough’s transition to BCP Council on 1 April 2019.

Contact us

If you have a question about your personal circumstances, please call 01202 633902 or email

If you have a question in relation to this policy, its content or application please contact


Adult Social Care – Services
BCP Council
Civic Centre Annexe
Park Road 
BH15 2RT

Page last updated: 28 August 2019
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