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Handling Medication in Care


This CPD-certified course is suitable for anybody in a care setting who handles medication. The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor. It is specifically designed to help the learner understand rules and responsibilities, types of medication, and how to administer.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • The Medicines Act 1968
  • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973
  • Human Medicines Regulations 2012
  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Care Act 2014
  • The Health and Social Care Act 2008
  • (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Course Content

  • Rules and Responsibilities- An overview of the responsibility that different roles have when it comes to handling medication in care, such as providers, staff, and residents.
  • Medication - A look at how to handle different kinds of medication.
  • Administration - Best practice for keeping both staff and residents safe while administering medication.