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Coronavirus (COVID-19): reuse of medicines in a care home or hospice

Standard operating procedure on how to run a safe and effective medicines reuse scheme in a care home or hospice during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting

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Annex B: template log for care homes and hospices

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This standard operating practice gives guidance to care homes and hospices about using medicines labelled for one patient who no longer needs them for another patient.

Published 28 April 2020
Last updated 2 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added HTML version of main publication and annex A.

  2. The attachment 'Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting' has been replaced. The flowchart on page 12 has been updated.

  3. First published.