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Electronic Prescribing: learning from a decade of experience

Dr Jonathan Sheldon, Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discussed Electronic Prescribing: learning from a decade of experience at today’s conference.  In his presentation Dr Jonathan Sheldon looked in-depth at:

  • embedding an electronic prescribing system to drive changes in clinical practice
  • delivering an effective electronic prescribing and medicines administration system
  • engaging clinicians in electronic prescribing and medicines administration
  • our approach, experience and developments
  • lessons and learning from a decade of electronic prescribing

Dr Jonathan Sheldon full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

“Overriding commitment to Governance, Patient Safety and Quality”

“Best if integrated within a full Electronic patient Record.”

“Use the EPR to deliver decision support.”

“All of this gives a full audit record.”

“Allows an accurate electronic discharge summary”

“Absolute requirements, the Chief Executive must lead the project and chair the project board, the Medical director or very senior clinician must be the champion leader, the non clinical Project manager leads the day to day work with a team of experts and Clinical and non clinical enthusiasts, Clinicians must be fully involved and committed to make this work, Managers must be fully supportive of the project and there must be an acceptance that it needs funding properly”

Dr Jonathan Sheldon Biography:

Jonathan Sheldon was trained at St Thomas’ Hospital and qualified in 1974. He went on to become a General and Thoracic Physician at Queens Hospital Burton where he has been a Consultant for more than 30 years. He was in at the very beginning of their Electronic Patient Record project more than 21 years ago and has lectured locally, Nationally and Internationally about their EPR and Electronic prescribing project. He has been Divisional lead and Clinical Director for Medicine and The Medical Director before returning to his greatest love, that of Clinical medicine. IT is only a small part of the whole process as he will show that clinical and managerial involvements are just as important for a successful implementation of any project.

Forthcoming events of interest:

Non-Medical Prescribing
Tuesday 2 June 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Reducing Medication Errors
Wednesday 1 July 2015 
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Medicines Optimisation: Ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines
Monday 21 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Non-Medical Prescribing for Pain
Tuesday 22 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Download: Dr Jonathan Sheldon Presentation

22 April 2015


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