With regular changes in legislation and conflicting messages regarding the administration of medicines to children in educational setting we will ensure you medication policy and procedures are legally compliant and fit for purpose.
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Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety works extensively in the education sector and our registered nurses have excellent working knowledge of all current legislative requirements and guidance.
As more and more children attend schools with a variety of healthcare needs the Department of Education has produced clear guidance to support the safe and effective administration of medicines to children within the educational setting. The emphasis is always on safety, ensuring that the child receives the right medication at the right time, in the right dose whilst at the same time ensuring schools comply with all relevant legislation and best practice.
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we support education providers with their medication policy?
One of our registered nurses will liaise with relevant persons within the school environment to gain an understanding of children’s needs and respond to any concerns, questions or observations the school might have.
The existing school medication policy will be reviewed and where required further developed to ensure that it meets statutory requirements and complies with published guidance. A review of this nature will include:
- Legal requirements for the safe handling and storage of medicines
- Parental consent
- Recording the administration of medicines
- Medication errors
- Staff training needs
- The provision of asthma inhalers
- Extra-curricular activities and trips
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
Schools will receive guidance on, or an updated medication policy that is fit for purpose and meets the needs of the school, its staff team and children.
In addition a range of documents for recording parental consent and medicines administration record sheets (MARS) will also be provided.
We will assign you a dedicated and competent healthcare professional, a registered nurse specialising in this area. They will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.
Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format. Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.
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