Management of medication in daycare of children and childminding services

The Care Inspectorate has published updated guidance on the management of medication in daycare of children and childminding services. 

This update takes into account recent changes to dosage instructions for some common children’s medication and the expansion of independent prescribing. For example, some nurses, opticians and pharmacists can now prescribe. There are new community pharmacy services including the Minor Ailments Service.  One of the most common issues which comes up during childcare service inspections and enquires to the Care Inspectorate is the administration of non-prescribed paracetamol and ibuprofen.