Meds: Prescription Drug and Data Protection Act Essay

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ASSIGNMENT * MEDICINES ACT 1968 PLUS AMENDMENTS : Human medicines regulations act august 2012 has been super seeded * Pharmacists can use there own professional judgement to make changes to a product name or its common name without having to contact the prescriber. * GSL meds do not have to have advice sheet in except for paracetamol. * It defines 3 categories of medicine * (PO) prescription only medicines * (P) pharmacy only * (GSL) general sales list * MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 1971 * This legislation gives cover and control for three different classed drugs
Which are A,B,C. It is against the law to be in possession of a controlled drug that is not prescribed for you, or with intent to supply. * DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 * Is a law which governs the processing of personal data held on living identifiable individuals, it was made to protect and lay down rules about how data on people can be used. The act covers information or data stored on computer or an organised paper filing system about living people. * HEALTH AND SAFTEY AT WORK ACT 1974 * Employers have a responsibility to their employees to provide them with a safe, healthy place for them to work in, and safe systems of work to enable them to do their job safely. This includes the provisions of information and training. * Employees must take care to keep H&S to themselves and others who maybe affected by anything they do or fail to do whilst at work. Co-operate with there employers in the operation of any safety systems and equipment put in place to comply with legislation. They must report immediately to a responsible person any hazardous situations they may come across and not remove or interfere with any safety equipment or device put in place to comply with legislation.

* ACCESS TO HEALTH RECORDS ACT 1990 * Service users have a right to access health information about themselves. Guidance has been produced on the processes to access both living and deceased patient information, except in extenuating circumstances, such as when it is decided that seeing there records would cause them other serious mental and physical harm. * COSHH REGULATIONS 1999. * COSHH regulations require employers to assess the risk of exposer to hazardous substances to their employees and to prevent and adequately control these risks. Employers also have a duty to protect the employees health. Employers are required to carry out risk assessments as necessary and these should be recorded accordingly and any control measures put into place: P.P.E etc * Employees should also be supervised and trained when carrying out any tasks and wear any P.P.E that is deemed necessary. * HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS 2005 * These regulations are in place to govern the production and disposal of hazardous waste products. The regulations state that any producers of hazardous waste are required to notify their premises and to ensure safe management of it. The regulations also set out the regime for the control and tracking of the movement of hazardous waste and all companies that produce otherwise they are committing an offence. * CARE STANDARDS ACT 2000 * Is a framework for regulated healthcare and social care services, it gives guidance and registration with the national care standards commission to help staff care for service users in relation to medication. * ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF MEDICINES IN CARE HOMES AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES 2003 * Gives guidance to provide professional advice for people who are involved in handling medicines in social care.

* MENTAL CAPACITIY ACT 2005 * People who lack capacity. * For the purpose of this act, if a person lacks capacity in relation to a matter if at the time he or she is unable to make a decision for him/ herself because of an impairment of the mind or brain. It does not matter whether the impairment or disturbance is permanent or temporary, a lack…