Guidance

Medicines security audit results requested

The Department of Health is asking all NHS acute hospitals to submit results of recent audits of their compliance with published standards for the safe and secure handling of medicines.

Documents

the standards for the safe and secure handling of medicines

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Details

This is in response to recent concerns about the handling of medicines in hospitals, and to support patient safety.

The results of the audits, together with any remedial action plans, should be returned to the Care Quality Commission by 31 March 2012.

Published 9 February 2012