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Reducing Medication Errors: National Update

Louise Maunick Associate Chief Pharmacist: Quality Governance and Training at Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) spoke at today’s Reducing Medication Errors National Summit on:

• improving the number, quality, timeliness of reports

• maximising local learning and actions

• omitted medicines and medication errors

• developing the role of the medication safety officer

• learning from patients to reduce medication errors

In her presentation Louise stated:

“Two thirds of the population take medication and 50% of medicines are not taken as prescribed”

“We should be looking to educate patients on what they should be looking out for”

Also of interest:

Non-Medical Prescribing for Pain
Friday 8 July 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care
Friday 16 September 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health
Tuesday 27 September 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Controlled Drugs: Safe Use, Prescribing and Management
Friday 30 September 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Non-Medical Prescribing in Paediatrics and Child Health
Wednesday 5 October 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Thursday 6 October 2016, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Non Medical Prescribing in Cardiology
Friday 21 October 2016, De Vere West One, London


22 June 2016

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