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19 - 20 March 2025

NEC Birmingham

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UK Care Week 2024 Agenda



Securing External Medications: Practical Strategies for Care Homes

21 Mar 2024
Business, Facilities & Environments
Business & Facilities development , Safeguarding , Community wellbeing

How do you ensure the safety of topical creams, lotions, and ointments in your care home? Are they easily accessible, and is the process as personal and efficient as possible? With the recent emphasis from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on governance surrounding the secure storage of external medications in residents' bedrooms and bathrooms, it's crucial to proactively implement measures to prevent accidental consumption or misuse.

Instead of waiting for an incident, audit, or inspection to prompt action, why not consider a straightforward preventative solution that can be quickly implemented and is cost-effective? This approach aims to better organise and manage daily use items before issues arise.

Lockabox® stands out as a proven and professionally endorsed lockable storage solution, offering discreet and personalised protection for external medications in residential care settings, thereby aligning with evolving CQC standards.

As a longstanding member of the Made In Britain Campaign, Lockabox® is trusted by numerous businesses, government entities, and individuals. With a commitment to providing medical-grade products at affordable prices for the healthcare sector, Lockabox® aims to deliver both friendly and professional solutions.

Peter Morris, Founder and CEO - Lockabox®