Safe Handling of Medicines (Refresher) Courses

Information and resources about our accredited medicines administration refresher courses

An accredited refresher course to update you on current procedures and guidance. Suitable for those who have already been trained.

This accredited course is designed for staff who have already completed the foundation training and require a medicines handling update session. It is available as a face to face course or e-learning. On completion of the course, you will have refreshed knowledge of:

  • Safe procedures for handling medicines
  • Latest guidance and legislation with regard to medicines handling
  • Potential problems with medicines and how to avoid/ overcome them

All courses include engaging activities, exercises and case studies based on delegates’ previous experience and courses can be tailored to incorporate issues, incidents and challenges delegates have encountered through the course of their work.

OPUS medicines refresher 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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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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