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Administering medicines: do we need parental consent?

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Last updated on 12 December 2016
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Must we get permission to give non-prescription medicines to pupils? This article looks at statutory guidance on giving medicines to pupils, and relays advice from one of our associate experts. It also points to letters requesting parental consent to administer medicines to pupils.

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  1. 1 Schools need written consent to administer medicines
  2. 2 Letters requesting consent to administer medicines
  3. 3 Obtaining written consent by email

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