Medication training

What is the Norfolk Medication Policy?

The Norfolk Medication Policy was created to provide consistency within the home care market around medication administration.  It was written by The Norfolk Medicine Support Service alongside the Medication Working Group.  It is a document which contains guidance and information on areas such as training and competency, and audit and risk management.  The Norfolk Medication Policy applies to home care, supported living, housing with care and reablement units.

There are a number of resources available to home care providers (including housing with care, supported living and reablement services) to support them in the safe management and administration of medications.

Medication training

The Medicine Support Service offer medication administration courses for home care, supported living, reablement, housing with care and day services. 

There are two types of course:

Initial medication training (full day) - £35 per person

  • This course is aimed at care and support workers who will need to handle and administer medication as part of their role. Workers should be working in a home care setting.  Initial Medication Training is suitable if you have never done NMSS training before, or want a full days’ knowledge and content.

Refresher medication training - £25 per person

  • This course is aimed at care and support workers who have already undertaken NMSS training and need a refresher on core knowledge and skills in order to remain compliant with the Medication Policy for home care.  Workers should be working in a home care setting.

Refresher training should be undertaken at least every three years (two years for Norfolk County Council workers).

How to book

Fill in the booking form, and either email to medicinesupport@norfolk.gcsx.gov.uk or post to: Medicines Support Service, County Hall, Floor 4, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SQ.  We will send confirmation of your place along with joining instructions.

Resources to help with medication administration

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