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The new style CQC inspections were explained by Brian Brown.
Safety & Anticoagulation
Use of the Medication Safety Thermometer in a CHS organisation was presented and the new unified drug chart in East of England was shared.
The national patient safety incident error reports associated with anticoagulants were discussed and a clinical update on anticoagulation was delivered.
The results of a collaborative evaluation to measure the number and clinical significance of pharmacy contributions in community health services were presented. The aim of the audit was:
- To evaluate the safe prescribing and administration of warfarin in community hospitals
- To make recommendations around the use of warfarin which could be addressed locally and nationally
Associate Director, Medicines Use and Safety Team