Medication safety 2020 and beyond

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 13 November 2019Location Online

An overview of the patient safety agenda for 2020


13 November 2019



About the event

The NHS Patient Safety Strategy, published in July 2019, describes how the NHS will continually improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and systems. Within the strategy, the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme has set out their initial set of priority projects, which include improving medicines administration safety in care homes.

What was covered

In this webinar, we heard an overview of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, what it means for medication safety in 2020 and beyond, and specifically, the Patient Safety Collaborative network led project on improving medicines administration safety in care homes.

Research shows that care homes have the highest error rate per patient, leading to a disproportionately high overall number of errors.

The NHS Long Term Plan’s vision for more integrated care wrapped around the needs of patients and service users rather than the needs of organisations, is bringing about collaboration between organisations.  This webinar highlighted the Patient Safety Collaboratives’ principles of quality improvement methodologies to redesign models of care and encouraged attendees to work with their respective AHSNs.


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

SPS speakers

Nicola Wake hosted this event and you can learn more about our SPS colleague by following the link.

Non-SPS speakers

We were fortunate to be joined by other expert speakers for this event.

Judith Hendley

Head of Patient Safety Policy at NHS England and NHS Improvement and kindly stepped in to present Sabina Khanom slides.

Sabina Khanom

Pharmacist and Patient Safety Policy Lead (Primary Care) within the National Patient Safety Team at NHS England and Improvement.

Ruth Dales

Lead Pharmacist for the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative with Health Innovation Manchester and chair of Local Healthwatch

Presentation resources

Slides from the presentation are now available below

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