Policy briefing

Care home charter aims to improve medicines management

The Patients Association charter promotes shared decision-making
Care home medication management

The Patients Association charter promotes shared decision-making

Essential facts

Many care home residents have complex needs and receive multiple medications, making medicines management an important safety issue.

UK research shows that residents are prescribed an average of eight medications and 70% have experienced at least one medication error.

A Patients Association survey of


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