Specimen High Risk Injectable Medicines List

David Erskine, Director, London Medicines Information Services, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

The attached specimen list of High Risk Injectable Medicines has been produced using the NPSA’s risk assessment tool. It is intended to assist NHS organisations to generate their own list of high risk injectable medicines prepared in clinical areas and to provide a basis for this local risk assessment. The document is the output of a collaboration between Specialist Pharmacy Service, Pharmaceutical Aseptic Services Group and Medusa.

Also attached is a link to the orginal NPSA patient safety alert, “Promoting safer use of injectable medicines” issued in 2007 and “Promoting safer use of injectable medicines – Multi-professional safer practice standards for: prescribing, preparing and administering injectable medicines in clinical areas” as an attachment.