Safe Handling of Medicines (Foundation) Courses

Information and resources about our accredited medicines administration foundation courses

The accredited course you need for your staff to administer medicines safely

OPUS Safe Handling of Medicines (Foundation) Courses provide the perfect framework for your staff to learn how to administer medicines safely and competently to the people they support.

Whether your staff are new, redeployed, agency or need retraining following a medicines error, this course will update staff on best practice, procedures and guidance to reduce medicines errors and keep the people you support safe.

OPUS medicines foundation courses are:

  • Presented and developed by qualified Pharmacist trainers;
  • Engaging and interactive;
  • A forum to ask questions & queries;
  • Accredited by CPD (and formerly the Royal Pharmaceutical Society prior to them stopping their accreditation offering) and endorsed by Skills for Care; and
  • Tailored to your care setting. 

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Medicines Foundation Courses: Course List 

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Telephone: 0333 939 0053          Email: [email protected]

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Guidance & FAQs

Administering from Original Packs for Care Homes

Administering from Original Packs for Homecare & Reablement

Delegating Medicines Administration: Info Sheet

Training Pathway for Care Staff

Training Pathway for Senior Staff

Training Contingency Plan

CD Legislation Changes During the Pandemic

Care Homes Medicines Management Checklist

Domiciliary Medicines Management Checklist

Procedure for the Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

Use of PPE when Administering Medicines

Re-Use of Medicines Resource Pack

(for Care Homes & Hospices)

Did You Know?

We offer a blended learning solution: E-learning Courses + 1 Hour Virtual Pharmacist Session

Delegates can complete their accredited e-learning course in their own time then join virtually as a group to:

  • Have questions & queries answered by a qualified Pharmacist
  • Address medication issues specific to their organisation
  • Cover important elements of the organisation’s medication policy

Find out more about our E-learning here or contact us to discuss blended learning

Telephone: 0333 939 0053          Email: [email protected]

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