Dr Yogini Jani Consultant Pharmacist/Clinical Safety Lead/Honorary Associate Professor
Organisation: UCLH NHS Foundation Trust / UCL School of Pharmacy
- Improvement Science Fellowship
Yogini Jani is an Improvement Science Fellow, Clinical Safety Lead for Digital Healthcare at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the Centre for Medicines Optimisation for Research & Education (CMORE).
Yogini qualified as a pharmacist from The School of Pharmacy, University of London, in 1994. She has since worked as a clinical pharmacist across a range of specialties and hospitals in and around London. She completed her doctorate in 2008, evaluating an electronic prescribing system in a children's hospital. Yogini led the national medication safety officer steering group from 2015 to 2017, and has since continued to work in the field of medication safety, digital clinical safety and quality improvement.
Her research projects have investigated medication errors in acute care hospitals, care homes and paediatrics, and assessed the impact of health information technologies and innovations on patient safety: ‘All the research projects I have been involved in have focused on improving health care and my key achievement has been the ability to interface research approaches with real-life clinical practice’.
Yogini's Improvement Science Fellowship, to optimise the safety of antimicrobial prescribing for patients with known penicillin allergy, involved gaining a deeper understanding of factors that influence decision making and the use of data and informatics to inform and improve practices.
Building on her medication and patient safety experience, and the skills and knowledge developed during the fellowship, her current research and role center around the safe use of digital systems through the application of human factors, health informatics, and behavioural and improvement science approaches to improve care and reduce harm to patients.