Providing pharmacy services for secure environments

Course description:

This e-learning aims to enable pharmacists and technicians to offer a safe and effective pharmacy service for people in secure environments.

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • list the different categories of prison and secure environment and explain the differences (include differences between public and private)
  • discuss the roles and responsibilities of different prison staff, including healthcare staff
  • describe the offender health pathway in relation to secure environments
  • contrast the health and social care needs in a secure environment with those in the general population
  • describe how prison health is regulated and how the prison regime impacts on healthcare delivery
  • describe the secure environment healthcare service and the role that pharmacy has to play
  • explain the risks associated with the storage, supply, administration and disposal of OTC medicines (including homely remedies), PGD medicines, POM medicines and controlled drugs in secure environments
  • describe the minimum qualifications of the healthcare staff who request, prescribe, supply and administer medicines in a secure environment.

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