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Nicola Lamb CU1572

The following is a list of legislations that has direct impact upon the handling of medication within in a social care setting,
The Medicines Act 1968
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
The Misuse of Drugs(Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 SI 1973No 798 as amended
By Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995
The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 as amended by The Regulations of Care Act 2001
The Children Act 1989
The Children 's Act (Scotland) 1995
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Care Standards Act 2000
The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001
The Health and Social Care Act 2001
The Health Act 2000
Health and Safety at Work Act(1974)
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(1999-COSHH)
Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005)
Mental Capacity Act(2005)
The Access to health records Acts (1990)
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 identifies three classes of drugs A, B and C In 1973 amendments was put in place that drugs have to be put in a locked cupboard.
PO - Prescription only medication can only be obtained on prescription by a nurse or GP
Over the counter - Can be bought in most shops/supermarkets etc. No prescription required.
Pharmacy only medication. - under supervision from the pharmacist but does not require a prescription.
In my policies and procedures file 10.1 relates to storage. Since 2007 all controlled drugs are kept in a locked cabinet. 10.2 relates to recording and they need to keep a register. 10.3 is administration which says all administered drugs to be recorded on the MARS sheet. 10.4 relates to service user using illegal drugs 10.5 says unused medication should be sent back to the pharmacy section 11 outlines the good practice I must follow with QCQ recommendations.
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