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Responsibilities III

REGIONAL CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGERS AND HEAD OF CLINICAL FULFILLMENT

The Regional Clinical Services Managers and Head of Clinical Fulfilment are responsible for:

  • Implementation the Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines POLICY and Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines STANDARD.
  • Performance managing the implementation of this Policy and Standard through the audit processes of the company;
  • Ensure that all staff participating in the provision of services are familiar with, and adhere to, the Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines POLICY and Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines STANDARD.
  • Ensure capacity and capability of staff to ensure safe and secure handling of medicines. 

CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGERS AND LEAD PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Clinical Services Managers and Lead Pharmacists are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all clinicians,  including all bank and contracted staff, are fully familiar, educated and comply with the Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines POLICY and Safe and Secure Handling, Administration and Supply of Medicines STANDARD.
  • Signing off separate service competencies for clinicians
  • Ensuring that clinicians have read and understood the documents with a record within the Document Management System.
  • Ensuring that all cases of risk are escalated accordingly to the Incidents and complaints reporting SOP for Reporting Patient Incidents and Complaints using Tablet / SOP for Reporting Patient Incidents and Complaints using Computer
  • Ensuring escalation to the pharmacist out of hours service via the Care Bureau on 01283 504122, or Trust pharmacist when necessary for clinical advice and support. Clinical Operations Out of Hours – Operational Manual
  • Ensuring that all clinicians use the relevant tools in the management of medicines such as the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPc) and Drug Administration Protocols provided by Healthcare at Home.
  • Ensuring the Health and Safety of clinicians working with medicines who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive, are accommodated.
  • Ensuring that appropriate and properly maintained facilities and equipment are available to all staff who handle medicines especially cytotoxic drugs.
  • Ensuring that pharmacy and clinical services are reviewed by the relevant managers for the service against the current COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations with an authorised Healthcare at Home COSHH advisor.
  • Ensuring that any member of staff transporting and administering cytotoxic drugs has received training on dealing with a spillage and droplet/ aerosol risk. Safe Handling and Administration of SACT in Community Setting POLICY.docx

ALL CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL STAFF, INCLUDING THE PROCUREMENT OF MEDICINES

All Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff to whom this policy applies are responsible for: