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Reducing Medication Errors: NHS England National Update

Dr Ahmed Ameer Medication Safety Officer at NHS England spoke at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference on:

• the development of the National Medication Safety Network
• improving the number, quality, timeliness of reports
• maximising local learning and actions
• improving adherence to the Patient Safety Alert on improving medication error, incident reporting and learning
• developing the role of the medication safety officer

In his presentation Dr Ameer focussed on the role and responsibilities of the Medication Safety Officer (MSO) in reducing medication errors and ensuring patients are receiving harm free care.  He discussed how there is scope for the MSO to improve patient safety through the NHS Safety Thermometer measurement tool, and to network and showcase learning by working collaboratively.

Dr Ameer’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page. 

Ahmed Ameer graduated from University of Hertfordshire with Master of Pharmacy degree in June 2010. He qualified as a pharmacist in August 2011 following a pre-registration training in a community pharmacy based in west London. In October 2011, Ahmed joined a PhD research programme at University of Hertfordshire. His research interest developed around medication administration errors in children’s hospitals. Ahmed joined NHS England as a Medication Safety Officer in April 2014, part of the Safer Medicine and Devices Team. His current interest is finding solutions for medication safety issues in both acute settings and primary care. Ahmed is also practicing as a community pharmacist and is currently engaging with key community pharmacy players to reduce dispensing errors.  He is also a member of the Paediatric Online for medicines steering group at the Royal College for Paediatrics and Child Health. 

Future events of interest:

Advancing IV Therapy
Thursday 29 January 2015 
ICO conference Centre, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Wednesday 22 April 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services
Monday 18 May 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

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

Download: Dr Ahmeer Ahmed full presentation

27 January 2015


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