Legislation-Medication (Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales)…
Regulation and Inspection of
Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
Move away from compliance with National Minimum Standards to a system that focuses on the impact that care and support services have on individual’s lives, well-being and personal outcomes.
National Minimum Standards applicable to domiciliary care agencies in Wales 2004
Personal Care (Standards 6 – 10)
STANDARD 10 – Medication and Health related activities
There is a clear, written policy and procedure - for assisting with medication and health related tasks and identifies the limits to assistance and tasks which may not be undertaken without specialist training.
Staff only provide assistance with taking medication, administering medication or undertake other health related tasks, when they have received the appropriate training and are assessed as competent
Assistance with medication and other health related activities is identified in the care plan
Where packages of care may be provided on a multi-agency basis -The key worker, usually a health care professional from one agency who visits on a regular basis, takes the responsibility for leading on medication and health related activities
The policy includes procedures for the storage, ordering, administration and disposal of medication - including the procedures for obtaining prescriptions and dispensed medicines, the purchase and use of over the counter medication, and for recording information.
Applicable to domiciliary care agencies as defined by the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004
Wales - A guide to registering under the RISCA
Domiciliary Support Services
Administration of medication held in the premises where the individual lives (including prompting the individual)
It embeds the aims of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
The key provisions of the Act are:
It establishes a new regulatory system for Social Care;
Introduces changes to Workforce Regulation in Social Care;
Introduces Market Stability Reports for Social Care Provision;
Renames the Care Council for Wales as Social Care Wales and broadens its
All service providers who were registered under the Care Standards
Act 2000 had to re-register under the RISCA.
Welsh Government views qualifications as an essential part of its efforts to professionalise the social care workforce. Section 83 of the Act requires Social Care Wales to make sure that social care workers are ‘appropriately qualified’. Social Care Wales have set out training and qualification requirements for each category of social care worker
Section 80 - requires Social Care Wales to keep a register of qualified social workers of social workers, managers, dom care workers, residential adult care workers. Etc. Including domiciliary and residential adult care home workers will mean that by
2022 the majority of the social care workforce will be registered and regulated.
Social care workers will be required to hold a listed qualification in order to register with Social Care Wales. New staff will be able to register upon completion of the
Health and Social Care Induction Framework Wales (available from April 2018) and then complete the required qualification for their role within their first registration period.
A new suite of Health and Social Care Qualifications have been developed
by Qualification Wales.
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014