Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support has completed a round of seminars designed to help General Practices fulfill their obligations under Outcome 9 of the CQC Essential Standards - "People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way."
Titled "Medicines Management: How to mitigate risk in your general practice", eight seminars were held across the North Yorkshire area and were delivered by subject matter experts from the CSU, offering insights into where the risks lie, sharing examples of where things have gone wrong in real situations, and how to go beyond best practice to "next practice" for the ultimate in patient safety.
The top five risks in medicines management are those faced every day in general practice: - Uncollected scripts, 53% - Repeat prescribing protocol, 50% - Anticoagulation management, 33% - Prescribing errors, 29% -Admin staff changing online medications records, 27%
Feedback from the seminars has been overwhelmingly positive, with all participants rating the event as good, very good or excellent.
For more information contact: Jackie Lyon Head of Medicines Management Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support www.yhcs.org.uk