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Health Services: Healthcare Assistants

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the administration of medication without supervision by health care assistants.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The administration of medication by healthcare assistants and the supervision thereof are a matter for local National Health Service determination, within the strictures of Care Quality Commission regulation and subject to the duties of registered professionals within each healthcare assistant’s team to ensure safe delegation.

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