Did you know: Around 1 in 20 prescriptions contain an error? More than 1 in 7 British adults admit to buying medicines online because they think they are getting cheaper drugs and faster delivery? Around 4-5% of hospital admissions are due to problems caused by the incorrect use of medicines?
Safe handling of medicines is crucial; this is an estimated cost of £466 million a year to the NHS in England? Only a quarter of parents know which children medicines contain paracetamol?
The NHS spent more than £13 billion on medicines in 2012 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medicines correctly.
This course is ideal for a vast array of people and businesses, It is ideal for those who are already employed in a health and social care context, or those who wish to study the course as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.
The aim of this course is to develop the learner’s understanding of the different types of medication, and the requirements for the safe handling, storage and disposal of them. You may wish to access this training with a view to progress on to further qualifications or study this course to complement other programmes.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.
I work in a pharmacy and have recently qualified as a HCA, I’m doing this course to further enhance my career and give me more options down the line.
I work in a small Doctors practice and started this course as it is pertinent to my job. I found it interesting and got great support and feedback from my tutors. I am hoping to get the job of Reception Manager when the current manager goes on Maternity leave, it was her that advised me to do something extra.
Very informative, some obvious elements, but some you don’t think of. Completed this course in less time than stated.