This conference focuses on prioritising high risk medications and high risk patient groups to enable your interventions to have the highest impact on patient care and reduction in patient harm. The conference which aims to bring together clinicians and pharmacists, managers, and medication safety officers and leads will reflect on medication safety challenges, understand current national developments, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in improving and monitoring medication safety, and reducing medication errors and harm in hospitals. The conference will also update delegates on the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and implications for medication safety incident investigation

“Medication errors are any Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) where there has been an error in the process of prescribing, preparing, dispensing, administering and monitoring or providing advice on medicines. The NHS Patient Safety Strategy has a strategic focus on medication errors, with the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme addressing the most important causes of severe harm associated with medicines. The programme aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% by March 2024”

NHS Resolution March 2022

“Medicines safety is a priority for CQC and improving safety in NHS trusts is a crucial aspect of the wider medicines’ safety agenda. An estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year.”

Care Quality Commission 2022

“When errors occur in prescribing high-risk medications for older patients with multiple medical problems, there is a significant risk of serious harm. High-risk medicines are those which risk significant patient harm or death when used in error.”

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

The benefits of attending are that this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors
  • Understand how to reduce medication error
  • Reflect on the perspective of a patient who has lived experience of the human impact of medication errors
  • Understand high risk drugs, high risk parts of the medicines use process and patients with the highest vulnerabilities
  • Update your knowledge on the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and implications for medication error investigation
  • Reflect on how you prioritise interventions in areas that will have the most impact
  • Identifying and reducing high-risk prescribing errors in hospital
  • Explore how can an understanding of human factors help to reduce medication error and improve medication safety
  • Reflect on medication errors and eprescribing including the role of clinical decision support and new potential errors that can emerge
  • Effectively manage a medication incident investigation, including involving patients and the legal aspects, to ensure change occurs
  • Reflect on case studies with the aim of reducing medication error in high risk areas

If you would like to attend this event please go to the organiser’s website