Care Homes Homely Remedies
Care Home Guidelines
Care Homes Homely Remedies and First Dressings Scheme
A homely remedy is a medicinal preparation used to treat minor ailments, which can be bought over the counter and does not require a prescription. These "homely remedy" products are kept in a Care Home to allow access to products which would commonly be available in any household.
The First Dressings Scheme is to enable a nurse in a care home setting to safely cover a wound as a first aid measure using an appropriate dressing; this may include, but is not limited to, the initial treatment of pressure ulcers. Any complex, non-healing wounds should be referred to the Tissue Viability Nursing teams.
If the papers you require are not here, please contact the Medicines Management Team:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01525 624 375