Care Home Charter for Swallowing and Medicines

The Patients Association did some research with care homes and found that many residents were struggling to swallow their medicines. This meant they weren’t always getting the tablets they needed, so a group of healthcare experts developed a Swallowing and Medicines Charter. There are two versions of the Charter one for residents and their families and the other for carers.

Eventually the Patients Association would like to see this Charter used in every care home in the country, but first we need your feedback to see how it can be improved.

On here you can find both Charters (Resident's Charter and the Care Home Professional's Charter) with explanations and videos explaining what each point means for you. If anything is unclear, don’t hesitate to contact us

This project has been funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd.