Moving beyond initial prescribing accuracy in the emergency village

North west England
This project led by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, aims to improve prescribing accuracy for patients admitted on weekends and improve the prescribing journey within EAU through to discharge. It will investigate the risks and hazards in the prescribing pathway on weekends and develop interven...

Delivery of critical medications to patients in the acute care pathway

South west England
Led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, this project aims to improve reliability in the patient assessment and prescribing process for medications that reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The project will will identify weaknesses in the existing patient risk assessme...

Improving the reliability and accuracy of medicine reconciliation and polypharmacy medication reviews in an orthopaedic ward

Scotland
Led by Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, this project aims to improve reliability in medicines reconciliation on discharge and achieve a 50% reduction in prescribing errors. The work will identify weaknesses in the existing patient risk assessment and prescribing system, and develop interven...

Improving the recognition, assessment and response to patients admitted to A&E with an infection

North west England
The Central Manchester University Hospitals team will use the Safer Clinical Systems process to improve patient safety for adults admitted to the A&E department at Manchester Royal Infirmary. This work follows an earlier Safer Clinical Systems project which focused on the care pathway for childre...

Using a safety case approach to demonstrate the safety of the surgical system

Midlands
Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of the safety case approach in a complex care pathway. The team will develop a safety case and examine questions including the level of resources required, its usefulness compar...

Safer Clinical Systems: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

North west England
Run by a team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, this project focused on the prescribing processes for non-elective medical patients from admission through A&E to 24 hours after admission and aimed to improve reliability, minimise risk and reduce harm. The team developed a new prescribing pat...

Safer Clinical Systems: Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

South west England
Run by a team at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, this project focused on patients with Parkinson’s disease and aimed to improve reliability in medication prescribing and administering through hospital admission and back to the community again. The work was designed to develop a greater unde...

Safer Clinical Systems: NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Scotland
Run by a team at NHS Dumfries & Galloway, this project aimed to improve prescribing practice and reduce prescribing errors in all acute medical admissions to the hospital. The project aimed to create a defined prescribing process and discover where errors occurred and why. 

Safer Clinical Systems: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, this project aimed to raise staff awareness of the dangers inherent in prescribing and to develop procedures to implement safer prescribing processes. The work focused on the patient’s ‘prescribing journey’, beginning with an unscheduled admissi...

Safer Clinical Systems: Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

South west England
Led by a team at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, this project aimed to understand and improve the complex care pathway for patients with end-stage renal failure, particularly those in need of surgery. The work was designed to generate a positive working environment, improve communica...

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