The Boots Monitored Dosage System MDS

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The Boots Monitored Dosage System (MDS)


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Published December 2008

Boots Monitored Dosage System (MDS) is a service designed to help staff in Care Homes deliver the best possible care for their residents.

Developed to give carers a simple to use medication storage, handling and administration system, MDS complies with all relevant legislation and good practice.

Boots MDS has many benefits for both care homes and residents:

  • All medicines are packed into separate packs, allowing the resident to retain the freedom to take their own medication
  • Medicines are placed in separate compartments allowing the patient to be given the correct medicine and dose at the correct time
  • Reminder cards are included to ensure that the carer does not forget any medicines that are not packed in the MDS (like liquids)
  • The speed of the drug round is increased, which means that the carers have more time to do what they are best at - caring for the resident
  • The system comes with all the paperwork necessary to ensure that clear audit trails are available to prove that the home is operating to the highest government standards
  • MDS comes with the back up of our fully trained staff

Boots MDS is available from many of our Boots stores across the country, but if you would like more information on Boots MDS – or alternative systems or services we provide, please download our leaflet.

To find a store near you, please feel free to email us at, or call on 0115 949 4047 and ask for the Care Services team.

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