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Updates from today's Controlled Drugs Summit

Conference chair Weeliat Chong Chief Pharmacist Humber NHS FT opens the conference with a focus on 'Controlled Drugs: Monitoring adherence to the 2016 NICE Guidance on Safe Use and Management' discussing:

• monitoring adherence to the NICE recommendations
• implementation in practice
• how can we reduce diversion and abuse?
• current issues and moving forward 

Robert Allan Controlled Drugs Officer and Deborah Dodge Pharmacist Specialist Care Quality Commission continue with a session on 'Overseeing the safer management of controlled drugs' covering:
• assessing and overseeing how health and social care providers manage controlled drugs
• self assessment
• findings from the CQC Annual Report “Safer Management of Controlled Drugs”
• maintaining a safe environment for managing controlled drugs: current trends

Read the presentation in full here

Deborah and Robert comment: "When we do an inspection we publish the results
Where we find breaches, we will use legal powers to take action
We inspect and rate based on whether they are: safe, effectiver, caring, responsive and well-led
We regulate a wide range of health and social care services: hospitals, adult social care, primary care, ambulance, dentists, out of hours centres, independent clinics and GPS
We're moving to short notice inspections"

Wendy McAllister Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer Metropolitan Police Service, opens the afternoon with an extended session on 'Controlled Drugs abuse and diversion by healthcare staff:the scale of the issue and learning from investigations' focusing on  
• abuse and theft by staff: what is the scale of the problem?
• identification and warning signs in staff
• the police role in investigation and monitoring concerns and theft by healthcare professionals
• reporting concerns and incidents involving controlled drugs: ensuring that all staff in your organisation know how to report concerns about diversion and abuse of medicines by fellow colleagues
• learning from our inspections in healthcare
• how can you support staff?
• current issues and concerns
• case studies in practice


Optimising Hospital Electronic Prescribing to Reduce Medication Errors
Monday 9 July 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Demonstrating & Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice: Implementing the National competency framework for all prescribers
Monday 10 September 2018 
De Vere West one Conference Centre

Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals National Summit 2018
Friday 14 September 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Using Root Cause Analysis to Investigate Medication Incidents Masterclass
Thursday 20 September 2018 
De Vere W1 Conference Centre


22 May 2018


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