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Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals National Conference 2019

Monday 7 Oct 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and resulting harm in hospitals in line with the WHO Medication without Harm Programme goal to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years. The conference aims to bring together clinicians, managers , medication safety officers and leads to 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. Following National Update sessions, the day will focus on effective reporting of medication incidents, monitoring medication errors and harm, managing a medication incident investigation and ensuring change occurs, supporting staff, reducing medication errors in practice and developing a medication error reduction programme.

“An estimated 237 million medication errors occur in England every year,71 66 million of which are clinically significant. The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm has set a global challenge which aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally by 2022”

The NHS Patient Safety Strategy July 2019

“We must think hard about how we prevent these errors and reduce harm. Technology, training and standardised procedures will all have their place, and the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme will provide focus and coordination for the range of activities being undertaken in medicines safety across the NHS.”

Richard Cattell, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer, NHS Improvement February 2019


Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors
  • Understand high risk drugs, high risk parts of the medicines use process and patients with the highest vulnerabilities
  • Reflect on how you can work with patients to improve medication safety
  • Implement a medication error reduction programme and monitor medication safety metrics
  • Improve your skills in the reporting, investigation and learning from medication errors
  • Effectively manage a medication incident and ensure change occurs
  • Proactively reduce medication errors before they occur
  • Reflect on case studies of reducing medication error in high risk areas including insulin, anticoagulants,  frail older people and discharge medication
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

PLUS: There will be an opportunity to hear from Med + Safe in the pre-conference supplier showcase session.

Chair and Speakers Include:

Prof Bryony Dean Franklin

Professor of Medication Safety
UCL School of Pharmacy

Surinder Ahuja

Medication Safety Officer & Governance Pharmacist
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Laura Barnes

Lead Pharmacist for ED & Acute Medicine (Prescribing Pharmacist)
Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

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Voluntary sector & charities



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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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