Medicine Administration Policy

  • The parent/carer gives prior written permission to administer any medication by completing the School Medicine Administration Form (available at School, or download PDF at the bottom of the page).
  • All medicines should be given to the Teacher at the beginning of school by the parent/carer and given back to the parent/carer at the end of the school.
  • Before medication can be given the following checks must be made:
    • time the last dose was given
    • child’s name and date of birth is on the label
    • amount to be given
    • “use by date” is current
  • Medicines are stored in their original containers, clearly labelled with the child’s name and dosage requirements.  Medication to be stored as directed, if possible.
  • Medicine administration record is to be kept with the medicine in a secure cupboard (unless medicine requires refrigeration).
  • All medicines will be inaccessible to children.
  • Children needing self-held medication, such as inhalers will be told where they are kept.
  • Staff will be informed of location and any requirements of individual emergency medication at the beginning of each session.
  • Written records are kept of all medicines administered to children, and parents/carers sign the record book to acknowledge the entry.
  • If the administration of prescribed medicines requires technical/medical knowledge then individual training is provided for staff from a qualified health professional.  Training is specific to the individual child concerned and should be arranged by the parent/carer.
  • Parents/carers are to provide sun creams and lotions for their own children to apply themselves as much as possible. If children need help, There is a separate permission slip to be completed if parents want staff to administer sun tan cream or lotion.
  • Only trained staff will administer insulin via a diabetic pump. The insulin dose and time of administration is logged on the unit and therefore does not require additional recording. Parents of diabetic children should ensure staff are aware of current levels at the start of the session and staff are responsible for notifying parents on collection of any level fluctuation.

This policy is based on the Medicine Administration Policy and Procedure of the Greek School of Bristol.
Last reviewed: April 2023 – Next review: August 2023

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