Training Provider for Safe Handling of Medicines

Training Provider for Safe Handling of Medicines (PAN0318)

Leicester City Council wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified training provider for training requirements for staff in the Reablement Service.


Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 05/08/2013
Est. End Date: 31/07/2016


Leicester City Council wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified training provider for training requirements for staff in the Reablement Service.

Where care workers must administer medicines, training in safe handling of medicines is important. The successful provider should provide a training package that will meet the needs of staff in the Reablement Service in order to effectively support service users.

Staff in the Reablement Service must be at least to the same standard as for care workers in a care home. As people in a domiciliary care/reablement settings are more vulnerable than those in a care home.


The essential elements of this training should be:

• How to prepare the correct dose of medication for ingestion or application.

• How to administer medication that is not given by invasive techniques, including tablets, capsules and liquid medicines given by mouth; ear, eye and nasal drops; patches; inhalers; and external applications.

• The responsibility of the care worker to ensure that medicines are not only administered to the person for whom they were prescribed, given in the right (prescribed) dose, at the right time by the right method/route.

• Checking that the medication ‘use by’ date has not expired.

• Checking that the person has not already been given the medication by anyone else, including a relative or care worker from another agency.

• Recognising and reporting possible side effects.

• Reporting refusals and medication errors.

• How a care worker should administer medicines prescribed ‘as required’, for example, pain killers, laxatives.
• What care workers should do when people request non-prescribed medicines.

• Understanding the service provider’s policy for record keeping.

• In every service where care workers give medicines they must have a MAR chart to refer to. The MAR chart must detail:
1. Which medicines are prescribed for the person
2. When they must be given
3. What the dose is
4. Any special information, such as giving the medicine with food

• The workshop must include a competency test at the end of the training to ensure that the knowledge has been understood and the participant is competent to assist in the safe handling of medicines.

The authority will be looking for 16 half day courses.

Details provided are:

1. Request for Quote (RFQ)
2. Training Providers Agreement

Responses will be assessed on a criterion which includes Quality and Price. Detail of which are provided within the RFQ document. Interview Dates if required will be 31 July 2013.

Please submit your proposal and complete the RFQ and return to: in order to be considered for this work.

This should be returned by 12:00noon on 28/06/2013 at the very latest.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 27/06/2013. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

Please note that the RFQ document found below under “Associated Documents” needs to be completed. The Training Agreement document is for information purposes only. 

Associated Documents

These documents are for information only. Please follow instructions for registration and receipt of full tender/quotation documentation.


Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Training & Conferences, Social Community Care Supplies & Services,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

28 June 2013

10 days

Submission Return By

28 June 2013

10 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Surinder Kahlon, Tel No: 0116 252 7114
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact