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New medicines FAQ

CQC has published a new medicines FAQ on handling sharps in adult social care to help providers understand their health and safety responsibilities as an employer in relation to the handling of needles, including when providing support in people’s own homes.

Needlestick accidents are one of the biggest causes of occupational injury in the healthcare sector and whilst there is limited data on the number of accidents in the adult social care sector, CQC is keen to make providers aware of the issue. More....