Reducing hazardous prescribing and improving patient safety in primary care
Prof. Darren Ashcroft, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology/Head, Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group, The University of Manchester
Thursday 28th February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm in the Sovereign Lecture Theatre at the Bradford Royal Infirmary
Abstract: Improving patient safety in healthcare settings is a major concern globally. Medicines are the most commonly used clinical intervention in healthcare, and errors involving the prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring steps of medication use are common. Such medication errors can prolong hospital stay and lead to significant patient morbidity. Given this, the World Health Organisation has recently identified ‘Medication Without Harm’ as the priority for their third Global Patient Safety Challenge which aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% globally in the next 5 years. In primary care settings, we have been working to address these challenges focused on reducing hazardous prescribing as part of the work programme within the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). The seminar will focus on the interventional studies underway, lessons learnt and plans for the future.
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Both seminars will be followed by food, drinks, and an opportunity for further discussion.