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Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors: High Risk Medicines & Patient Groups

Friday 25 Feb 2022

Hallam Conference Centre, London

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This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications. 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 which aims to bring together clinicians and pharmacists, managers, and medication safety officers and leads will reflect on medication safety issues that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, help you to understand current national developments, and allow you to debate and discuss key issues and areas in improving and monitoring medication safety, 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

“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

“During the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, since March 2020, there has been a significant decrease in the number of patient safety incidents being reported…The main categories of errors reported were those involving medication errors, such as the wrong drug, strength or formulation… 10.3% of incidents reported included Covid-19 work pressures as other important factors contributing to incidents”

National Pharmacy Association October 2020

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 lived experience of the human impact of medication errors
  • Develop an understanding of medication safety issues that have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Monitoring medication safety from a distance with increased remote monitoring
  • 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
  • Explore how can an understanding of human factors help to reduce medication error and improve medication safety
  • Effectively manage a medication incident investigation, including involving patients and the legal aspects, to ensure change occurs
  • Learn about what is being done to improve medication safety in non medical prescribing
  • Reflect on case studies with the aim of reducing medication error in high risk areas including palliative care and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair and Speakers Include:

Professor Rachel Elliott

Professor in Health Economics and Deputy Centre Lead, Manchester Centre for Health Economics
The University of Manchester

Prof Ashok Soni OBE

LPN Pharmacy Chair, NHS England; Vice President, International Pharmacy Federation; Assembly & English Pharmacy Board Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society; and Pharmacist, English Pharmacy Board

Steve Parker

Medical Director
Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Dr Peter Cull

Emergency Medicine Consultant & Trust Lead for Human Factors Clinical Skills and Simulation Tutor
Royal Derby Hospital

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 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 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  

Enquire

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

Getting to the Venue

Location
Situated in the West End, adjacent to the BBC and the Langham hotel
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

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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