Tag Archives: Medication Errors

Quality Improvement: Strategies Needed to Reduce Preventable Patient Harm (NIHR Signal / BMJ / Future Healthcare Journal / WHO)

Summary A recent review found that around 6% patients in healthcare settings (internationally) experience potentially preventable harm; with approximately 1 in 8 such cases resulting in severe harm, permanent disability or death​ “Six types of patient harm were identified: drug … Continue reading

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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Liaison Psychiatry for Every Acute Hospital: Integrated Mental and Physical Healthcare (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This report, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, summarises the evidence about the role and benefits of liaison psychiatry services in acute hospitals. It describes the range of mental health problems encountered, and the various interventions in acute hospitals. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Human Error in Medications Adherence and Prescribing (BBC News)

Summary People with failing memories are likely to have problems remembering to take their prescribed medication regularly. A company called Proteus has developed a tablet which helps to monitor drug adherence by texting or tweeting carers or nursing / medical … Continue reading

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Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients for Medication Best Usage (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has release guidance which helps health and care professionals to assist patients with their medicines to improve outcomes and avoid waste. The “Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines” document offers four guiding … Continue reading

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Transforming Health Care: Ten Priorities for Commissioners (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper outlines priorities for commissioners in the NHS, with a view to changes to the healthcare system from April 2013. “The ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases require a strong re-orientation away from the current emphasis on acute and episodic care towards … Continue reading

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