Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Level C audit

Posted: 12 Jul 11 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Audits Miscellaneous

Level C Patients are older patients who have been assessed by a multidisciplinary team as being unable to manage their medicines on their own. These patients have a care package that includes home carers being responsible for ensuring that the patient receives the correct medicine, in the correct way and at the correct time. Level C patients should have a medication chart and recording system in place, with charts being produced either by the hospital at discharge, the community pharmacy or the dispensing GP practice. Charts should be maintained in the community by either pharmacy or Dispensing GPs, with GPs being actively involved in their updating. GP systems need to have a system of highlighting the Level C patients.