Patient safety Conference: the national strategy and examples from practice

Sue Overton, Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety TeamMeeting 23 October 2019Location 8 Regents Wharf, London N1 9RL


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.

Topics covered: What to expect from the national patient safety strategy, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and a Medicines Governance best practice model.  The afternoon had 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

Presentations and posters from the day are available below.