Medicines and Prescriptions

MDS and assisted medicines Guidance

“An Interactive Guide to What good looks like for assisted medicines taking” has produced (June 2022) by a multi sector working group within the North West.  The aim of the document is to provide best practice guidance for assessing and providing aids to support medicines taking. It is intended to help staff working within health and social care sectors who may be involved in supporting individuals to take their medicines safely.

The .pdf version of the document can be found here An Interactive Guide to What good looks like for assisted medicines taking

We have included a short video below which introduces the document, how and why we did it and how to navigate the document.  We have also included some examples from a patient and Pharmacist of when medicines support has gone well.

Link to video: An Interactive Guide to What good looks like for assisted medicines taking introduction

Further guidance on the Equality Act and PSNC guidance is available here : The Equality Act 2010 – PSNC Website

PSNC Briefing 060/17: Equality Act 2010 – a quick reference guide (August 2017) – PSNC Website


AIS – Accessible Information Standards

Training and ResourcesCPGM Healthcare (CHL) has a page on their website dedicated to AIS where you will find useful resources and information, including a series of webinars which they have created to assist healthcare professionals in their delivery of AIS.Please visit the CHL Website:

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

Read our bite-sized guides to FMD:

Download slides from our FMD briefing event:

NHS Digital FMD Toolkit for community pharmacies:

NHS Digital has produced a toolkit to support community pharmacies in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). Access the community pharmacy toolkit.

If you have an NHS email address, you can also join the FMD Google+ community. Please email to request an invite. If you work in community pharmacy and are interested in working with NHS Digital as an early adopter, please register your interest by emailing

Visit the FMD Source website: