Identify current legislation guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication. The following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of medication within a social care setting. The medicines act 1968 The misuse of drugs act 1971 The misuse of drugs (safe custody) regulations 1973 si 1973 no 798 as amenended by the misuse of drugs regulations 2001 The safe management of controlled drugs 2006 The children act 1989 The data protection act 1998 The care standards act 2000 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 (cosh) Hazardous waste regulations 2005 Mental capacity act 2005 The access to health records act 1990 Below are the main points of some legislation. The medicine act 1968 Governs the manufacture and supply of medicines. This requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication.
1.3. Explain legislation, policies and guidelines on the use and storage of substances.. The main piece of legislation that covers drugs & their categories is The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The different kinds of controlled drugs are divided into three categories or classes. These classes (A, B & C) carry different levels of penalty for possession & dealing.
Another is The Misuse of Drug Act 1971. This represents action in line with treaty commitments under the single convention of Narcotic Drugs, Convention of Psychotropic Substances and the United Convention against illicit Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances. Some offences under this act include; possession of a controlled drug unlawfully and possession of a control drug with the intent to supply it. The legal classification system for medication is split into 3 categories Class A, Class B and Class C. The different kind of controlled drugs often referred to as ‘illegal drugs’ are part of The Misuse of Drugs Act which is the main piece of legislation covering drugs and their categorisation. Class A includes drugs such as Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, Mushrooms and Amphetamines (if prepared for injection.)
Controlled Drugs (CDs) are prescription only medicines, defined as ’potentially addictive’ and therefore are subject to additional legal requirements under the Misuse of Drugs Act 3. Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislatives requirements. The policies and procedures are put in place to make sure that legislation is being followed so that all people in the setting, staff and the people who need care are being cared for are safe, all needs are being met, inclusive practice and diversity is being followed out and that the setting is staying within the law. They must reflect on legislation so that the policies and procedures are correct and are the correct way of doing things. For example if a health and safety procedure was put in place and was not in line with legislation then this could cause the setting to get in trouble
These are sometimes referred to as over-the-counter medicines. 1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements The polices and procedures put in place make sure that legislation is being followed so that all people in the setting, practitioners and thoughts being cared for are safe, all needs are being met, inclusive practise and diversity is being followed out and that the setting is staying within the law. Staff must always have access to policies so they are able at all times to carry out work according to all legislative law. All policies and procedures must be reviewed when there is a change to legislation, the care setting, the employees and the customers. 2.1 Identify common types of medication • Codeine • Ibuprofen • Antibiotics
Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and social care The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. A copy of the health and safety at work act should be displayed in all work places. The main purpose of this act is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work, to protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work. To control the use and storage of dangerous substances and to control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances.
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Health and Safety at work act 1974. This act is intended to reduce the risk posed by hazardous substances. COSHH, Requires all employers to to take all reasonable measures to protect their employees from dangerous substances or materials they may come into contact with while at work Mental Capacity Act 2005, A person with capacity must be allowed to make their own decision on their medication Access to health records Act 1990, This act dictates who can see medical records. The individual can see their own medical records but nobody else can without permission from that person. Identify and outline the legal classification system for medication The legal classification system for medication is:- 1, GSL General Sale list medication= Must be licensed and can be sold in shops, supermarkets garages ect and do not need a pharmacist to be present unless they are purchased from a pharmacy.
1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements Policies and procedures are put into place to make sure that legislation is being followed and the service users and staff are safe and all needs are being met, inclusive practice and diversity is being followed and the setting is staying within the law. 2.1 Identify common types of medication Antibiotic, Analgesic, Laxative, Antipsychotic, Anti-depressants, Diuretic 2.2 List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed Antibiotic- medicines used to treat and prevent infections Analgesic- used to relieve pain. Laxative- used to treat constipation Antipsychotics- are medicines that are used to treat mental health illnesses. Anti-depressants- used to treat depression or to prevent it from occurring. Diuretic- used to remove excess water from your body.
All of their needs are being met, inclusive practise and diversity is being followed out and that the setting is staying within the law. 2.1 identify the common types of medication There are different types of medication these can include prescribed antibiotics, antihistamines, anticoagulants, psychotropic medicine and laxatives. 2.2 list conditions on why each medication might be subscribed Antibiotics may be subscribed for an infection such as a chest infection or a cold. Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions such as hay fever. anticoagulants are used to prevent blood clots.