Ask any care worker what the most stressful part of their job is and they will reply ‘managing people’s medications’.

To meet these standards anyone who has support with medication will have a Carers and Companions MAR chart in their house, which is completed by carers on every visit. We also have to keep an updated list of every medication each client takes at the office and in their home.

This can be very difficult to manage as peoples medications can change frequently and at present G.P’s and pharmacists do not inform us of these changes. We have tried using pharmacy issued MAR charts but they were not very successful, and caused more complications in some cases.

We would like to ask all clients, family members and carers to report any change in medications as soon as possible, to the office, so that we can keep up to date accurate records, comply with current legislation and ensure that we are administering medications in a safe manner.

Thank you

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