**Save the Date**!
We are delighted to give you advance notice of the SPS Medicines Use and Safety Network autumn meeting which will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at NCVO, 8 Regents Wharf, London N1 9RL.
Title of this event: Patient safety: the national strategy and examples from practice.
Purpose of this event: To gain strategic-level insights into developments within patient safety; and learn about successful medication safety interventions from the WHO good practice repository
Anticipated topics: What to expect from the national patient safety strategy, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and a Medicines Governance best practice model. The afternoon has some excellent examples of practice that were accepted onto the WHO good practice repository, including work around opioids in chronic pain, cardiometabolic risk in severe mental illness, valproate in females and an integrated medicines optimisation service
Do you have a poster that you’d like to bring to the event to share informally with your peers through the day? It can be a poster that you’ve presented locally, or at a conference, or not yet presented at all! The topic needs to relate to medicines use and/or medicines safety and we can provide white tac to put it up on the walls of our room at the network meeting venue. Your peers will be able to look at them during coffee breaks and lunch and it will be a great opportunity for networking. We are trying this out for the first time at the October meeting to gauge interest. We can accept up to 5 posters for the event due to wall space. If you are interested, please email a copy of your poster to Barry and see if there is space: email@example.com
Please make a note of this meeting in your diaries. Registration details will be sent in early September. There will be no charge for this meeting, but initially we will only accept one application per organisation.
MUSN Admin email address LNWH-tr.MUS-SpecialistPharmacyService@nhs.net
Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety Team