FOI 4084 Parkinsons

 

Self-administration of medicines policies

1. Does your Trust have a self-administration of medicines policy for competent patients? Yes
a. If yes, please provide a copy of this policy? Attached

13413 Self Administration of Medicines Procedure v4 Oct 2013

b. If yes, please outline whether this policy applies to all hospital sites and all wards, or specify the sites or wards to which it applies? The policy applies to adult in-patient – see the attached policy for further details. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a single site trust.

c. If no, are you planning to introduce this policy in 2017/18? N/A

 

2. If you have a policy please provide details of the use of the self-administration of medicines policy? This includes:

a. How are your staff informed about this policy?

The Procedure for Adult in-patient Self-administration of Medicines (SAM) is referenced in the Trust’s MEDICINES MANAGEMENT POLICY which applies to all employees working in the Trust who have any involvement in the medicines process to ensure safe administration of medicines to all patients.

All pharmacy staff read the procedure as part of their induction to the Trust.

A copy of the Procedure for Adult in-patient Self-administration of Medicines (SAM) is freely available in an electronic format to all staff.

There is a self-administration section on the adult in-patient drug chart which acts as a prompt to ward staff.

b. How is the implementation of this policy monitored across the hospitals in your Trust?

The implementation of this policy is not formally monitored. Patients who self-administer their medicines are subject to continuous assessment with a daily review as detailed in the procedure. 

3. If you do not have a self-administration of medicines policy, why is this? [Please let us know of any barriers to introducing a policy in your Trust]. N/A 

 

Carers visiting hours

4. Do you currently have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours? Yes

a. If yes, please provide a copy of this policy

 Carers Passport 

 

Carers Care Pathway SOP2

 

b. If yes, please outline whether this policy applies to all hospital sites and all wards, or specify the sites or wards to which it applies. Applies to the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

c. If no, are you planning to introduce a policy in 2017/18? N/A

d. If no, please outline any work that your Trust is undertaking with a view to enabling carers to visit the person they care for outside visiting hours? N/A

 

5. If you have a policy, please provide details of the use of the policy to allow carers to visit outside of traditional visiting hours? This includes:

a. How are your staff informed about this policy? Local and Trust Induction, Dementia Training.

b. How is the implementation of this policy monitored across the hospitals in your Trust? Carer’s Support, Dementia Steering Group.

 

6. If you do not have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours, why is this? [Please let us know of any barriers to introducing a policy in your Trust]. N/A

 

 

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