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...

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...

Scottish patient safety programme: Pharmacy in primary care

Scotland
This project aimed to improve patient safety by strengthening the contribution of pharmacists in primary care and improving communication within a more integrated primary care team.

Improving patient safety through feedback on prescribing errors

London
This project, led by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, aimed to improve patient safety by reducing prescribing errors made by foundation year 1 hospital doctors. The team developed the Prescribing Improvement Model (PIM) toolkit to promote good prescribing practice, encourage effective feedb...

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...

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