Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

Care homes: part two



This module is the second in our CPPE series about care homes. It will consider the medicines cycle and the pharmacy's role in this, as well as issues such as medicines optimisation and covert administration of medicines.

Communication between all individuals involved in managing care home residents' medicines is key


After reading this module, you will:

  • Understand the processes involved in providing medicines to care home residents
  • Recognise the challenges of providing medicines to care homes
  • Understand the role of the pharmacy team in optimising care home residents’ use of medicines 
  • Know how to apply clinical knowledge.

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) e-learning on Care homes: Supporting people, optimising medicines and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at

Have you completed the first module in this series on mental capacity?

Part one: Understanding health and social care structures

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