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15 April 2019 by Hilary Cunningham

Care homes: Monitored Dosage System or Original Pack dispensing?

  • Wales
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

As many of the multiples are switching care home dispensing to original packs, it may be time for the independent sector to follow suit.

Traditionally care home medicine has been dispensed in monitored dosage systems and although this is seen as the ‘norm’ it is no longer regarded as the panacea  for medicines administration within a care home with national guidance advising that the supply of medicines in original packs (OP) be promoted as standard.

Read our latest article which discusses the change to OP dispensing and offers guidance on how pharmacy teams can support care homes through this change process.

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