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This brochure lists the training courses and services provided by Opus.


Opus has a range of Elearning courses for different care environments.


Workbooks are available for different care settings. These medication awareness courses cover all important aspects of administration and handling of medicines for staff supporting/administering medicines to service users.


An Advanced Distance Learning Course and Resource Pack on how to manage medication outcomes and evidence compliance. Resources include paper-based Competency Assessment Tool, Audit Tool, PRN Protocol and FREE online competency assessment.


This is an interactive course covering latest legislation and guidance to update knowledge of administration and handling of medicines in the care home setting.


An interactive course based on your previous experiences, the refresher takes you through a series of scenarios and real life situations to reinforce best practice and refresh your knowledge.


This is an interactive medication awareness course covering all important aspects of administration and handling of medicines for staff supporting/administering medicines to service users.


This is an interactive awareness course covering all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in children’s services. It follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication and is fully compliant with the requirements of Ofsted.


This is an interactive medication awareness course covering all important aspects of administration and handling of medicines for staff supporting/administering medicines to service users.


This is an interactive awareness course covering all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in the day care setting. It follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication.


This is an interactive refresher course covering key aspects of administration and handling of medicines in the care home setting following the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication. This course draws on the experiences of care staff and updates their knowledge.


This is an interactive medication awareness refresher course covering all important aspects of administration and handling of medicines for staff supporting/administering medicines to service users. This course draws on the experiences of care staff and updates their knowledge.


This course explains the management and audit of medication and how to reduce errors. It is designed for all staff and team leaders with responsibility for medication management.


This course explains the management and audit of medication and how to reduce errors. It is designed for all staff and team leaders with responsibility for medication management.


This workshop is designed for managers, senior staff and those involved in assessing the competencies of care staff in medication handling in all care environments including care homes, domiciliary care organisations, day services, extra care housing schemes and supported living.


This is an interactive course covering further aspects of administration and handling of medicines in the care home setting following the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication.


This course is suitable for nurses and senior care staff. It increases and extends knowledge of the side effects and interactions of medicines.


An interactive half-day course with activities and case studies to include: types, causes and symptoms of dementia, anti-dementia drugs - their side effects and how they work, the use of anti-psychotics in dementia, non-drug strategies, aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and considerations for covert administration of medicines.


This online competency assessment includes video clips and multiple choice questions. A Learning Needs Report is issued to identify areas where the care worker is competent/not competent.


The course is a 2 hour session covering: What anaphylaxis is and what causes it, What the symptoms are, What the emergency treatment for anaphylaxis is, How to use different types of injectors and Procedures needed in the care/school setting.


A short self-study distance learning workbook covering what epilepsy and seizures are, what the symptoms are, how epilepsy is treated, when buccal midazolam should be used and how to administer, store, record and dispose of buccal midazolam.


The course is a 2 hour session covering: What epilepsy and seizures are, What the symptoms are, How epilepsy is treated, When buccal midazolam should be used, How to administer buccal midazolam and Your responsibilities when administering buccal midazolam.


This is an interactive course covering key aspects of administration and handling of medicines within a prison setting.


This is an interactive workshop to understand diabetes symptoms and management. The course looks at managing hypo’s and hyper’s and understanding the medicines used in diabetes care.


These courses are designed to increase basic awareness of medical conditions to enable staff to effectively support service users with their condition. Conditions covered are: Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Stroke and Arthritis. Awareness of other medical conditions can be covered on request.


This course is an interactive medication awareness course to help PAs support their employer with their medicines.


This is an interactive awareness course covering all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in schools. It follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication and is fully compliant with the requirements of Ofsted.


This is an interactive medication awareness course covering all important aspects of administration and handling of medicines for staff supporting/administering medicines to service users. (Includes Buccal midazolam)


This course is designed for managers and senior staff who are accountable for the management of medication in day services.


This half day interactive workshop involving case studies will improve and extend your knowledge of mental health medication and keep your staff up to date on latest developments.


Opus has a range of courses suitable for Registered Nurses.


This course is designed for social workers who assess the level of support that service users require with their medicines.


A full medication audit can be provided by one of our Pharmacist team. Our audits include a review of procedures, a review of outcomes for service users, best practice recommendations and action points.


Opus can provide a medication policy review service.


Below you can find a list of our free forms that we have created to help you with your medication handling needs.
A set of daily, weekly, monthly and 6-monthly medication audit tools, which can be easily adapted to your organisation’s requirements. Suitable for all care settings. Consists of daily audit tool, weekly audit check, monthly audit review and manager’s 6-monthly audit overview.


A tool for assessing the competence of staff in a variety of care settings.


A comprehensive outcome based person-centred PRN protocol for safe administration of “when required” medicines.


Our packs include a selection of professionally designed forms to assist you with all your documentation.

This pack contains :-

  • Staff signature list
  • Agreement to abide by the medication policy
  • Audit trail of medicines received into the Medical Centre
  • Audit trail of medicines received by House Matrons
  • Audit train of medicines returned from House Matrons
  • Individual Healthcare Plan (IHCP)
  • Record of medicines administered to a pupil
  • PRN (when required) protocol
  • In/out log for school trips
  • Medicines returned to the pharmacy record
  • Medicines returned to parents record
  • Sample homely remedy policy
  • Authorised staff list for homely remedy administration
  • Homely remedy stock list
  • Fridge temperature
  • Room temperature
  • Consent to administer emergency salbutamol inhaler
  • Parental agreement to administer medicines
  • Risk assessment for self-administration
  • Medication error report form
  • In-house audit of medicines
  • Emergency salbutamol competency assessment
  • Competency assessment for administration of medicines
£30.00

This pack contains :-

  • Staff signature list
  • Agreement to abide by the medication policy
  • Record of medicines received into school
  • Individual Healthcare Plan (IHCP)
  • Record of medicines administered to a pupil
  • PRN (when required) protocol
  • In/out log for school trips
  • Medicines returned to parents record
  • Fridge temperature
  • Consent to administer emergency salbutamol inhaler
  • Parental agreement to administer medicines
  • Risk assessment for self-administration
  • Medication error report form
  • In-house audit of medicines
  • Emergency salbutamol competency assessment
  • Competency assessment for administration of medicines
£25.00

This pack contains :-

  • Medication Administration Record
  • Medication error report form
  • Confirmation of current medication form
  • Non-prescribed medication- letter to service users / family
  • Family-filled dosette boxes- letter to service users / family
  • Covert medication agreement form
  • Gap monitoring form
  • Permission to remove unwanted medication
  • Risk assessment for self medicators
  • General risk assessment form
  • Medication in/out log
  • Staff agreement to abide by the medication policy
£20.00

This pack contains :-

  • Medication error report form
  • Gap monitoring form
  • Covert medication agreement form
  • Medication in / out log
  • Fridge temperature record
  • Homely remedy policy
  • Monthly record of administration of emollients
  • Returned medication record
  • General risk assessment form
  • Risk assessment for self medicators
  • Staff agreement to abide by the medication policy
£20.00
Can’t find the training or course option you want? Just email us at info@opuspharmserve.com or call us on 0333 939 0053 to discuss what you’re looking for. We regularly add to our course portfolio and adapt existing training to specific end user requirements.