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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Medicines Administration

This element of the induction process outlines the minimum requirements required of a Registered Nurse or Midwife for safe medicines administration in NHSGGC. Each of the resources will help you to develop your knowledge and confidence in medicines administration, and heighten understanding of your contribution towards patient safety.

Essential Learning Resources

Recommended Learning Resources

Medicines Administration presentation

A 30 minute presentation with voiceover describing the principles of medicines administration


learnPro GGC: 033 British National Formulary: Nurses Module is likely to take you approximately 20-30 minutes

Non Intravenous Medicines Proficiency (Adult)

Download this resource and ensure you follow the clearly defined process before independently administering medicines

Medicines Administration video

A brief 6 minute video underpinning the key messages to learn from the non intravenous medicines proficiency


Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA)

NHSGGC is in the process of implementing Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration* (HEPMA), therefore some hospitals are using HEPMA and others are using the traditional Medicines Prescriptions Form.

If your ward or department has implemented HEPMA, you must complete a learnpro module entitled 'GGC eHealth: HEPMA: Nursing Training' before being issued with a username and password. You will be supported while you find your way around the system, however the principles of safe, effective and person centred medicines administration are maintained irrespective of whether you use the electronic or paper system.

* Staffnet pages only accessible from a GGC desktop

Professional and Organisational Policy and Guidance

NMC The Code

NHSGGC Policy: Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines in Hospital Wards, Theatres and Departments

RPS: Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings

Last Updated: 26 November 2021