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Understanding Medication Labels for Safe Handling of Medicines

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10 CPD hours / points
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Every year, thousands of people in the UK are injured or even killed due to medication errors. In fact, a recent study found that there were over 200,000 medication errors reported in the NHS in 2021 alone.

These errors can happen at any stage of the medication process, from prescribing to administration. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including human error, poor communication, and inadequate training.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of medication management principles and practices.
  • Gain knowledge of the legislation and licensing requirements related to medication handling.
  • Acquire skills in safe administration and communication for optimal medication safety.
  • Understand the storage, supply, and disposal processes to ensure medication integrity.
  • Stay up-to-date with the safe use of medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Safe Handling of Medicines course is a transformative journey that equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the safe administration and management of medications. From an introduction to medicines in Module 01 to understanding the key principles of medication management in Module 03, each module focuses on essential aspects of safe handling. Explore legislation and licensing requirements in Module 02, and enhance your professional communication skills in Module 04. Discover safe administration techniques in Module 05, and learn about patient involvement in medication safety in Module 06. Modules 07 to 10 delve into storage, supply, disposal of medication, safe handling of hazardous drugs, record-keeping, and the safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Let the Safe Handling of Medicines course guide you on this transformative journey into the world of safe medication handling.


Upon completing the course, you can obtain a certificate titled Safe Handling of Medicines. Options include a PDF Certificate at £4.99, a hardcopy for UK- delivery at £9.99, or a hardcopy for international delivery at £14.99.

Who is this course for?

This Safe Handling of Medicines course is perfect for -

  • Healthcare professionals working in hospitals, clinics, and care facilities.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians seeking to enhance their medication management skills.
  • Students pursuing healthcare-related degrees or certifications.

Career path

  • Pharmacist: £35,000 - £70,000 per year.
  • Pharmacy Technician: £20,000 - £30,000 per year.
  • Nurse: £24,000 - £45,000 per year.
  • Healthcare Manager: £30,000 - £60,000 per year.
  • Medical Administrator: £20,000 - £35,000 per year.

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Digital certificate

Digital certificate - £4.99

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Hardcopy Certificate for International Students: £14.99

For students outside of the United Kingdom, this option ensures delivery of a high-quality, professionally printed certificate to your international address for only £14.99.


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