Clinical prioritisation: using theory to optimise practice

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 20 January 2021Location Online

Learn about different tools used across hospital pharmacy services in the UK and understand some of the barriers and enablers to patient prioritisation


20 January 2021



About the event

We know that hospitals vary, and workforce, resources and priorities can differ. Each will possess universal as well unique pressures meaning that there is no gold standard approach to prioritisation, but rather that clinical pharmacy needs to strive to implement the best evidence within the confines of local context.

Why it’s important

If you’ve wondered how to decide which patients to see first on your wards, what the literature suggests about clinical prioritisation, or what do other hospitals do, then this webinar is for you.

What was covered

There was discussion of recent research to develop a tool that seeks to improve patient safety and optimise medicines use by targeting pharmaceutical care and maximising the skills and experience of the pharmacy team.

The webinar gave the opportunity for you to contribute to developing this work, to create a context-dependent tool that could guide prioritisation ensuring the right patient is seen by the right pharmacy professional at the right time.


A range of speakers ran this event from SPS and other organisations

SPS speakers

The first webinar of 2021 was facilitated by Barry and Nina. Read more about them by following the links.

Non-SPS speakers

Penny Lewis

Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, University of Manchester and
Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University Foundation Trust.

Penny’s research has focussed on patient safety and the effective delivery of pharmacy services to improve patient care. Her funding from the National Institute for Health Research has led to the development of a pharmaceutical care complexity-screening tool.


Access the recording of the webinar

Presentation resources

Slides from the presentation are now available below

Contact us

Contact the Admin Team if you have any questions