Care Home Charter for Swallowing and Medicines


The Patients Association UK have developed a charter for use within care homes.

Two versions of the charter exist, one for carers and one for residents and their families.

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.