I have a concern regarding analgesia, particularly co-codamol and paracetemol. Our drug times are 10,2,6,10 however the nurse is not able to start the drugs until 9.30 in the morning due to staffing and being counted as one of the 'hands on deck'. I have 30 residents to give meds to and often do not finish meds until 11ish (note all the C/A's are quite happy to disappear for their breaks at 10.30!). My concern is that the nurse is expected to do the afternoon meds from 1pm onwards and for certain residents this is not 4 hours between analgesia. It is difficult because I have tried to hold back the pain killers until their due time (involving noting the time the morning dose was given) but these residents see others getting thier meds and want thier own. Other nurses in the home do not seem to bother and give out the analgesia regardless, bit these nurses also forget about meds that are not in the popper packs as well! What do I do???