Electronic Prescribing in Mental Health
Friday 10 March 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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In October 2016 the National Report 'Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness" was released by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and written in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Pathologists, Physicians, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Public Health England. This report highlights the critical importance of electronic prescribing in mental health.
-Electronic prescribing should be the norm throughout the NHS and other healthcare providers. Separate or standalone systems for electronic prescribing systems are unlikely to provide all the safety benefits that fully integrated electronic prescribing systems offer. Electronic prescribing systems should ensure the seamless transfer of relevant clinical information, in a standard format, between pathologist, prescribing clinician and dispensing clinician. This includes immediate access to pathology test results and other clinical information relevant to prescribing, such as allergy details. Electronic prescribing systems should allow both prescribing and 'view-only" access by all clinicians involved with the patient, regardless of the location of clinical contact. This will be particularly important when patients are seen at home or in the community, where mobile access to an electronic prescribing system will be required.” 'Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness" Royal College of Psychiatrists in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Pathologists, Physicians, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Public Health England, October 2016
This conference which has been developed as a result of feedback at our electronic prescribing in hospitals annual conference will focus on planning, developing and implementing clinically led electronic prescribing systems in a mental health setting – both inpatient and community. Through national updates, and practical case studies from organisations with a proven track record of effective implementation the conference will support you to improve patient care through delivering and improving the effectiveness of electronic prescribing systems within your mental health service.