[PDF] All Wales policy for medicines administration, recording, review, storage and disposal

Source:
All Wales Medicines Strategy Group - AWMSG
Publisher:
All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG)
Publication date:
01 November 2015

Abstract

The All Wales Policy for Medicines Administration, Recording, Review, Storage and Disposal (MARRS) has been developed as a response to medicines practice issues identified as part of the Trusted to Care report, published in 2014. It provides a standards framework for health boards and trusts in Wales, which must be implemented through local procedures.

The purpose of the policy is to set out the minimum standards of practice that must be adopted by all healthcare employees involved in the administration, recording, review, storage and disposal of medicines in Welsh hospitals. The implementation of these standards will ensure that medicines administration and practices are of a consistently high standard and that patients, staff and visitors to Welsh hospitals are protected from the harmful effects of medicines through robust medicines storage practices.