Homecare prescription management during COVID-19: exemplar risk assessment (National Homecare Medicines Committee)

Tim Root, Assistant Head, Medicines Assurance, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

This is an exemplar risk assessment for homecare prescription management during Covid-19. It highlights the risks associated with all processes involved in generating and transmitting copies of wet-ink paper prescriptions and how it affects patient safety during the pandemic. The contents of the risk assessment have been used as a supporting document for the NCHA guidance for homecare prescription management during Covid-19, which has been published recently.

For a copy of the document as an Excel spreadsheet please email Seemun.wong@liverpooolft.nhs.uk