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Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors & Harm in Hospitals National Summit 2018

Thursday 6 December 2018
The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester

Monitoring & Reducing  Medication Errors & Harm in Hospitals National Summit 2018
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“A study has revealed an estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year, and avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cause hundreds of deaths….Of the total estimated 237 million medication errors that occur, the researchers found that almost three in four are unlikely to result in harm to patients, but there is very little information on the harm that actually happens due to medication errors.” University of York 2018

“We are seeing 4 to 5 deaths every single day because of errors in prescription or dispensing or the monitoring of medications” Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaking to BBC, Friday 23rd March 2018

“Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world.” Medication without Harm, World Health Organisation

“Medication errors occur when weak medication systems and/or human factors such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions or staff shortages affect prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring practices, which can then result in severe harm, disability and even death.” Medication without Harm, World Health Organisation

This timely Summit in line with the WHO Medication without Harm programme, 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, developing a medication error reduction programme. The programme will include case studies focusing on reducing and monitoring medication errors involving high risk drugs and also relating to older people. There will also be focus on using eprescribing systems to optimise medication safety and monitor error and harm.

100% of delegates at our last conference on Reducing Medication Errors would recommend the conference to a colleague.

SUPPLIER SHOWCASE - The day also features a pre conference supplier showcase where suppliers will be demonstrating their systems and how they can support your organization to deliver digital imaging in practice.

Confirmed Supplier: Civica​

Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors
  • Understand how you can effectively monitor medication error and harm using metrics and indicators
  • 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 lessons from medication incidents involving high risk drugs
  • Understand how to work with staff to reduce prescribing errors and improve prescribing competence
  • Identify key strategies reducing medication error and harm in older people
  • Developing your skills in root cause analysis and investigation of incidents
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


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