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Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals: High Risk Medicines & Patient Groups

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This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and resulting harm in hospitals in line with the WHO Medication without Harm Programme goal to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years. The conference focuses on prioritising high risk medications and high risk patient groups to enable your interventions to have the highest impact on patient care and reduction in patient harm. The conference aims to bring together clinicians, managers , medication safety officers and leads to understand current national developments, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in improving and monitoring medication safety, and reducing medication errors and harm in hospitals.

“More than 237 million medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS upwards of £98 million and more than 1700 lives every year, indicate national estimates… Errors are made at every stage of the process, with over half (54%) made at the point of administration and around 1 in 5 made during prescribing (21%). Dispensing accounts for 16% of the total…. Around 1 in 5 medication errors are made in hospitals… The researchers calculated that “definitely avoidable” medication errors cost the NHS nearly £98.5 million every year and 1708 lives… Effective targeting of finite healthcare resources to reduce medication errors requires understanding of where errors cause the most burden. ”

The BMJ, June 2020

Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors

• Understand how to reduce medication error during a pandemic: Covid-19 challenges

• Reflect on the perspective of a patient who has experienced a medication errror

• Understand high risk drugs, high risk parts of the medicines use process and patients with the highest vulnerabilities

• Reflect on how you prioritise interventions in areas that will have the most impact

• Identifying and reducing high-risk prescribing errors in hospital

• Implement a medication error reduction programme and monitor medication safety metrics

• Explore how can an understanding of human factors help to reduce medication error and improve medication safety

• Effectively manage a medication incident investigation and ensure change occurs, including the duty of candour and involving patients

• Reflect on case studies of reducing medication error in high risk areas including insulin, anticoagulants, frail older people and emergency care

• Self assess and reflect on your own practice

• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


Prof Ashok Soni OBE

LPN Pharmacy Chair
NHS England

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience o 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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