PRSB Podcasts

Making medications safer

June 27, 2019 The PRSB
PRSB Podcasts
Making medications safer
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PRSB Podcasts
Making medications safer
Jun 27, 2019
The PRSB

We’re joined by Ann Slee, Associate CCIO, Medicines at NHS England and Dr Afzal Chaudhry, CMIO at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who will be putting the NHS Digital’s newly published medications guidance into action.

There are currently 237 million medication errors every year. While the safety risks are small for many patients, for others there are serious risks because of errors in prescribing, dispensing or monitoring medications. 

Patients may find they are having to repeat their medication information to different clinicians, and for those on several medications this can be confusing and stressful. When this information can be easily transferred between systems, it will lead to safer and better care. In this podcast we talk about the real benefits this will bring, and how it will impact both clinicians and patients.

Show Notes

We’re joined by Ann Slee, Associate CCIO, Medicines at NHS England and Dr Afzal Chaudhry, CMIO at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who will be putting the NHS Digital’s newly published medications guidance into action.

There are currently 237 million medication errors every year. While the safety risks are small for many patients, for others there are serious risks because of errors in prescribing, dispensing or monitoring medications. 

Patients may find they are having to repeat their medication information to different clinicians, and for those on several medications this can be confusing and stressful. When this information can be easily transferred between systems, it will lead to safer and better care. In this podcast we talk about the real benefits this will bring, and how it will impact both clinicians and patients.