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The Safe & Secure Handling of Medicines

Monday 29 April 2019
De Vere West One, London

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This conference focuses on the safe and secure handling of medicines – implementing the Royal Pharmaceutical Society December 2018 professional guidance.

“This professional guidance details the four core governance principles that underpin a framework for the safe and secure handling of medicines and can be used to develop working practices, policies and procedures. Medicines are used in all healthcare settings and the safe and secure handling of medicines is essential to ensure patient safety. The revision of the ‘Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines’ broadens the scope of the guidance to all healthcare settings and covers all pharmacists and other health professionals working whose role involves handling medicines.” Royal Pharmaceutical Society Dec 2018

“With £20.2bn spent on medicines in 2017–2018, ensuring our systems are working right is fundamental. This essential guidance provides the framework for all pharmacists and other health professionals across the NHS to improve their handling of medicines. It ensures we can account for a medicine from the time of ordering through to it being used, so improving quality of care and patient safety.” Ash Soni OBE, President, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

“I believe the revised guidance within this document will further enhance the safe handling of medicines in the clinical environment and thereby promote the improved safety of all patients.” William Harrop-Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Council Member, The Royal College of Anaethetists & Task and Finish Group Member,  Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, December 2018

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver safe and secure handing of medicines
  • Reflect on implementation of the RPS December 2018 Professional Guidance
  • Improve the governance of safe and secure handling of medicines
  • Ensure audit, assurance and accountability systems are in place
  • Understand how you can improve safe handling of medicines in theatres
  • Identify key strategies for improving the safe and secure handling of controlled drugs
  • Improve practice in the storage of medicines with a focus on patients own drugs
  • Ensure you are up to date with best practice on removal and disposal of medicines
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
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