Giving medicines covertly: overcoming the challenges
Webinar recording – 27 September 2019
Adults should not be given medicines covertly unless they have been assessed as lacking the mental capacity to make decisions about their health or medicines. If this is the case and it is assessed as being in their best interests, they may need to be given medicines covertly.
Covert administration of medicines is a complex process. Even those with a good understanding of the legal requirements and plenty of experience of providing medicines support may occasionally face challenges when making decisions about achieving the best outcomes for people.
Watch this webinar to find out about evidence-based practical solutions for overcoming challenges to giving medicines covertly.
See the related quick guide – Giving medicines covertly
A recording of a webinar held by NICE and SCIE on 27 September 2019.
The webinar was presented by:
- Cherise Howson – Pharmacist, Croydon CCG; NICE Medicines Associate
- Celia Osuagwu, Pharmacist Specialist, Care Quality Commission Medicines Optimisation Team
- Melanie Weatherley - CEO Walnut Care at Home, Chair Lincolnshire Care Association, Co-Chair Care Association Alliance, NICE Fellow 2019-2022