Health and Social Care Unit 4222 Essay

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Unit 4222 1.1 The Medicines Act 1968 – this act lists 3 categories of medicines; General sales list – these can be sold as small packs or low strength medicines in a range of shops. Pharmacy medicines – these can only be sold by pharmacies and a pharmacist must supervise the sale. Prescription only medicines – you must have a prescription form a G.P, healthcare professional or dentist before obtaining these medicines. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - this act covers controlled substances and puts them into categories, class A B or C, class A drugs are considered to be the most harmful. The Misuse of Drugs Regulation 2007 – this specifies the correct way to handle, store and keep records of controlled drugs. The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations 2006 – this specifies the correct way to store, administer and dispose of controlled drugs. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has published guidelines for the safe handling of medicines. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulation 13 states “the registered person must protect service users against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines” The Mental Capacity Act 2005; deprivation of liberty safeguard – this lays out guidelines to enable people to make the right decisions regarding medication and also protects people from being administered medication unnecessarily such as sedating medicines. Essential Standards outcome 9 Management of Medicines – “people should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way. Data Protection Act 1998 – it is important not to discuss anyone’s medication or condition unless you have written permission to do so, the only people who need to know these things are professionals involved in the care of the individual. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, COSHH and Hazardous Waste Regulations – these
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