Nurse-led intervention to minimise adverse drug reactions for older adults in care homes

This project will commence in September 2017 and run for 15 months. Run by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. A nurse-led intervention to monitor care home residents for any adverse side effects of their medicines in seven care homes.  Aims to explore whether intervention leads to sa...

Enhanced medicines use reviews to improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation

London
Run by Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with local community pharmacists, the Atrial Fibrillation Association and the cardiology clinical lead for Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group. A pharmacy project working across primary/tertiary care interfaces. A...

Improving prescribing safety in general practices in the East Midlands through the PINCER intervention

Midlands
A pharmacist-led information technology intervention for reducing clinically important errors in medication management (PINCER) has been developed to identify and correct prescribing errors in general practices. Led by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with the University of Lincol...

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...

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...

Chris Green, GenerationQ Fellow

North west England
Chris Green has been Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2005. He leads a team of over 100 staff, with a budget of £3.3m.

Margaret Watson, Improvement Science Fellow

Scotland
Margaret Watson's 2014 Improvement Science Fellowship project will involve patient and public involvement in developing quality standards, indicators and measures for community pharmacy practice.

Frailsafe: A safety checklist for frail older patients entering acute hospital care

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society, this work aimed to improve quality of care for frail older patients admitted to NHS hospitals with medical emergencies.

Care bundles to improve physical health care in services for people with long-term mental health needs

London
Led by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, this project developed care bundles to improve implementation of key physical health care interventions for mental health patients. The work, introduced across an inpatient ward and community mental health team in North Kensington from Au...

Developing an intervention to enhance inpatient participation in medication safety in the context of electronic prescribing

London
Aimed to explore how hospital inpatients engage with medication safety, and how this may differ between paper-based and electronic medication records.  Research was undertaken by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. Report submitted May 2016. Known as IMPRESS (Inpatient Medi...

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