Translating Improvement Skills: Helping GP practice-based pharmacists (PBPs) to implement their improvement skills: assessing the value of a community of practice (CoP) model

Exploring the translation of improvement skills and knowledge gained through training, into action on the front line Led by Professor Alison Bullock at the University of Cardiff Due to complete in May 2017 The Health Foundation is working with Professor Alison Bullock at the Universit...

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

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

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...

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.

Multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes: a clinico-ethical framework

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to reduce the amount of medicines prescribed to care home residents unnecessarily and to involve patients and their families or carers in decisions about prescribing and de-prescribing. The team developed a medication review f...

Paul Gimson, GenerationQ fellow

Paul is the Director for Wales at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). He acts as professional secretary to the elected Welsh Pharmacy Board and provides the board members with advice and guidance that enables them to set out strategic leadership and vision for the profession of pharmacy in Wa...

Improving patient safety through feedback on prescribing errors

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...

Safe, patient-controlled intravenous pain relief in children

Project led by Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with King's College London. Focused on paediatric wards. Aimed to minimise the risk of medication errors in nurse or patient-controlled analgesia (N/PCA). Introduced standard dose-banded...