Nvq Level 3 Health and Social Care

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Outcome 1 1. Legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings go as follows: the medicines act 1968, the misuse of drugs act 1971, Adults with incapacity act 2000, The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995, The Access to health records Act (1990). 2. There are various legal controls on the retail sale or supply of medicines which are set out in the Medicines Act 1968. Medicines are classified into three categories - Prescription Only, Pharmacy or General Sale List. Each category is subject to a number of controls. These controls apply to medicines sold or supplied by retail whether they are sold or supplied via internet transactions, by mail order, or any other form of supply. The general rule is that all licensed medicines are Pharmacy unless otherwise designated 3. Policies and procedures must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements as the policies and procedures are set out through legislation in the first place. Policies and procedures which are put in place are to ensure that legislation is being followed so that all people in the care setting are safe and that all needs are being met up to standard and within the law. Policies and procedures must reflect on legislation to ensure they are carrying out tasks such as administrating medication in the correct manner. For example if a medication procedure was put in place and it was not in line with legislation then this could cause the care company or organisation to be punished by the law as it may well cause harm to a customer or member of the public. Outcome 2 1. Common types of medication go as follows: Capsules, Tablets, Powders, Drops, Liquids, Inhalants and Skin preparations. Other Types of common medications are Analgesics, Antacids, Anti anxiety Drugs, Anti – bacterial, Anticoagulants and Anti depressants. 2.

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