Chapter 1. Older People and their Medicines: Health Objectives and Health Initiatives

  1. Dr Maggi Banning
  1. Tracy Wills

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692264.ch1

Medication Management in Care of Older People

Medication Management in Care of Older People

How to Cite

Wills, T. (2007) Older People and their Medicines: Health Objectives and Health Initiatives, in Medication Management in Care of Older People (ed M. Banning), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692264.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151740

Online ISBN: 9780470692264

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Keywords:

  • older people;
  • health initiatives;
  • medicines;
  • government initiatives;
  • social provision

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People

  • Management of Medicines

  • The NHS Improvement Plan

  • Building a Safer NHS for Patients; the role of Medication Safety

  • Prescribing Drugs

  • Dispensing Medicines

  • Access to Medicines out of Hours

  • The Administration of Drugs

  • Helping Patients and Carers to Safely Self-administer Medicines at home or in Care Homes

  • Community Matrons and the Management of Medicines

  • Patient Case Study

  • Conclusion