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Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals: High Risk Medicines & Patient Groups, National Conference 2020

Friday 4 Dec 2020

West One De Vere, London, OR Virtual, Online

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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 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 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.

“More than 237 million medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS upwards of £98 million and more than 1700 lives every year, indicate national estimates… Errors are made at every stage of the process, with over half (54%) made at the point of administration and around 1 in 5 made during prescribing (21%). Dispensing accounts for 16% of the total…. Around 1 in 5 medication errors are made in hospitals… The researchers calculated that “definitely avoidable” medication errors cost the NHS nearly £98.5 million every year and 1708 lives… Effective targeting of finite healthcare resources to reduce medication errors requires understanding of where errors cause the most burden. ”

The BMJ, June 2020

Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors

• Understand how to reduce medication error during a pandemic: Covid-19 challenges

• Reflect on the perspective of a patient who has experienced a medication errror

• Understand high risk drugs, high risk parts of the medicines use process and patients with the highest vulnerabilities

• Reflect on how you prioritise interventions in areas that will have the most impact

• Identifying and reducing high-risk prescribing errors in hospital

• Implement a medication error reduction programme and monitor medication safety metrics

• Explore how can an understanding of human factors help to reduce medication error and improve medication safety

• Effectively manage a medication incident investigation and ensure change occurs, including the duty of candour and involving patients

• Reflect on case studies of reducing medication error in high risk areas including insulin, anticoagulants, frail older people and emergency care

• Self assess and reflect on your own practice

• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 a virtual booth, 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 on-site and virtually 
  • 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  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location
West One De Vere 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
West One De Vere 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

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual, Online

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

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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