As part of good medicines management, patients should receive medication that is ‘within date’
- To ensure that the active ingredients are fully effective
- To reduce the risk of contamination
- To ensure that it is safe to use
The Expiry Date Document offers Guidance on expiry dates for medicines in use in care homes.
Many medicines do not need to be ordered every cycle and can be carried forward following the guidance on the Expiry date document.
Click here to access the Expiry date guidance.