Why the WHO Good Practice Repository was created

Ben Rehman, Lead for Digital, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

The WHO Good Practice Repository was created in 2018 in support of the NHS Medicines Safety Programme.

An initial proof-of-concept resource was made available following a recommendation from the Department of Health and Social Care Short Life Working Group (SLWG) on reducing medication-related harm. 

The premise for the creation of the repository was that much good work occurs within the NHS in England to reduce avoidable medication errors and to improve medication safety, but such work is not always published or available in the public domain. The repository thus aims to capture and identify such work, and to enable its spread and adoption. Inclusion in the repository includes a light-touch assessment phase such that good work can be identified and shared, and thus supports NHS organisations in learning from one another.