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PGD Audit Tools – shared examples

14 September 2020Several NHS organisations have kindly shared their PGD Audit Tools and standards for consideration and adaptation by other Trusts.  The tools can be found below.

Community Pharmacy NSAID Safety Audit 2019-20

23 October 2019Pharmacy Quality Scheme One of the main aims of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) is to help reduce harm from medication. As part of the…

Prioritising pharmaceutical care delivery in the acute inpatient setting: Literature review summary

26 September 2019Patient complexity and throughput in acute care have increased over recent years; and pharmacy resources have often remained static or reduced. Targeting resources and skills…

National Audit of RPS Standards in Secure Environments

1 July 2019The Medicines Use & Safety team undertook a national baseline audit of the implementation of the RPS Professional Standards for optimising medicines in secure environments…

Can Patient Group Directions (PGDs) be used to supply or administer a medication which is part of a clinical trial, study or pilot?

26 June 2019There is nothing in legislation that prevents the use of PGDs in clinical trials, studies or pilots if the medicine has a product licence and…

UKMi User Satisfaction Survey

15 April 2019UKMi Quality and Risk Management Group   The UKMi user survey is a validated tool, designed to obtain enquirers’ opinions of the service they receive when…

UKMi Peer Review

15 April 2019UKMi Quality and Risk Management Group   Good Practice guidance and tools are available for conducting internal and external peer review of Medicines Information services.…

UKMi Standards and Audit

15 April 2019UKMi Quality and Risk Management Group   The revised Audit Toolkit for medicines information services is the culmination of much work and lengthy deliberation.  It replaces several…

English Deprescribing Network Resource Paper

8 April 2019This paper describes the functions of the English Deprescribing Network. More about the network and its meetings is available here.

NSAID safety audit 2018-19

11 September 2018NOTE: This audit closed for the Quality Payments Scheme in February 2019. The updated audit for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2019-20 is available here …