Improving Medicines Safety: Reducing Errors in General Practice

As part of the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Patient Safety Collaborative, the AHSN’s Improvement Academy has been working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from across the region to improve Medicines Safety.

The programme, which has been well received by CCGs provides a set of resources to enhance the effectiveness of significant event audit in primary care by embedding Human Factors theory into a standardised review process.

Tony Jamieson, lead for Medicines Optimisation at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said “The programme has worked across the region and over 40 delegates from 11 of our 22 CCGs have participated in the scheme. Feedback from the last workshop, which was held in Leeds in September was the most positive yet, with 88% of respondents claiming they felt they had a greater understanding of improving safety following participation.

“The Yorkshire & Humber Medicines Safety programme works across both General Practitioners and Pharmacies and we are constantly looking to work with more individuals and organisations from these two groups, anyone who is interested in learning more can contact me through the AHSN to learn more”