pdf Photographs in Medication Administration Policy (121 KB)

pdf Policy on a Page Photographs in meds admin July 2020 (144 KB)

This Policy exists to safely identify patients to support a reduction in medication errors occurring as a result of mis-identification.

• Unless in Forensic Service, patients will be able to decline to have their photograph taken.

• Only one printed photograph per drug chart of the patient may be taken. If the photograph is to be uploaded to Carenotes it must be done immediately, with the digital image on the camera or device being destroyed.

• On discharge or if another photograph is needed, the original printed photograph(s) will be given to the patient or destroyed in their presence. A digital photograph will still remain on their Carenotes record.

If you like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analsysis (EHRIA), please click on the link below:

pdf EHRIA - Photographs in Medication Administration (514 KB)