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

Wed, 2 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

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This 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 which aims to bring together clinicians and pharmacists, managers, and medication safety officers and leads will reflect on medication safety challenges, 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.  The conference will also update delegates on the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and implications for medication safety incident investigation

The total annual number of undetected drug errors was estimated to affect around 1.8 million prescription items at transitions of care in hospitals in England. Of these, over half (52%) happened when patients were admitted to hospital, and 44% when they were discharged; 3% occurred during transfers from one hospital to another; and 1% occurred during transfers within the same hospital. These errors were estimated to affect around 380,000 episodes of patient care, resulting in avoidable harms to 31,500 patients, 36,500 additional bed days at a cost of around £17.8 million to the NHS, and more than 40 deaths.

The BMJ, Quality & Safety, March 2024

Last year 34,000 medication errors were made, with 21 incidents leading to patient death, and a further 27 leading to serious harm … 5,500 patients were damaged in some way by a mistake with their prescription – for example by being given the wrong medication, wrong dosage, or not being supplied with the medication when it was needed.

Digital Health, April 2024

The benefits of attending are that this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errors 

  • Understand how to reduce medication errors

  • Reflect on the perspective of a patient who has lived experience of the human impact of medication errors 

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

  • Update your knowledge on the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and implications for medication error investigation 

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

  • Identifying and reducing high-risk prescribing errors in hospital 

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

  • Reflect on medication errors and ePrescribing including the role of clinical decision support and new potential errors that can emerge 

  • Effectively manage a medication incident investigation, including involving patients and the legal aspects, to ensure change occurs 

  • Reflect on case studies with the aim of reducing medication error in high risk areas 

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice 

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Miss Michelle Stafford

Safety and Learning
Patient Safety
NHS Resolution

Ms Angela Carrington

Lead Pharmacist for Medication Safety
HSC Northern Ireland

Mr Shaun Kinghorn

Anticoagulation Service User
Patient Experience

Ms Lucy Winstanley

Head of Patient Safety & Quality
Patient Safety & Quality
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

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 with your key audience  
  • 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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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