MUSN Monthly Webinar – Medication Safety 2020 and Beyond


Dear Colleague

To: Chief Pharmacists, CCG Lead Pharmacists and all MUS Networks

The Medicines Use and Safety Team are pleased to invite you to a Webinar.

Date and time: Wednesday 13 November – 13.00 – 14.00

Medication Safety 2020 and Beyond

  • The NHS Patient Safety Strategy, published in July 2019, describes how the NHS will continually improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and systems. Within the strategy, the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme has set out their initial set of priority projects, which include improving medicines administration safety in care homes.In this webinar we will hear an overview of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, what it means for medication safety in 2020 and beyond, and specifically, the Patient Safety Collaborative network led project on improving medicines administration safety in care homes.

    Research shows that care homes have the highest error rate per patient, leading to a disproportionately high overall number of errors. The NHS Long Term Plan’s vision for more integrated care wrapped around the needs of patients and service users rather than the needs of organisations is bringing about collaboration between organisations, and this webinar will highlight the Patient Safety Collaboratives’ principles of quality improvement methodologies to redesign models of care, and encourage attendees to work with their respective AHSNs.

    Sabina Khanom is a Pharmacist and Patient Safety Policy Lead (Primary Care) within the National Patient Safety Team at NHS England and Improvement.

    Nicola Wake is the Medication Safety Officer at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. As the Specialist Pharmacist: Lead Medication Safety within the NHS SPS Medicines Use and Safety team she facilitates the Medication Safety Officer network.

    Ruth Dales is Lead Pharmacist for the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative with Health Innovation Manchester and chair of Local Healthwatch

Attendees need to pre-register for the event using the link below. You can do this now.


(If you experience difficulties with this link, try copying and pasting into Chrome or another browser)

We are delighted that our webinars are very popular. As we only have 100 attendee places available we encourage people and teams to view and listen together (Perhaps also with lunch!). If you are able to do this, only one person needs to register.

In order to streamline the registration process all registrations will be approved but on the day of the event, access will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

If the webinar is full

Once all our 100 attendee places are filled you will receive a message saying it is full. Do not despair!

You can still dial in on 0203 478 5289 and use the access code 142 011 216 to hear the narrative; a pdf of the presentation will be available on the SPS website.

If you want to ask a question, please email it to me MUSN Admin and I’ll copy it into the chat box to be answered at the end of the presentation.

Registration will close 1 hour before the webinar begins. If you register after this you may miss important information.

Registration Information

Registration ID required: Yes
Approval required: Yes

ON THE DAY You can dial-in, listen through headphones or through your computer.

Call-in toll number (UK): +44-203-478-5289

Event number: 142 011 216

Event password: ZJMnrfte

If you are unable to join in on the day, the webinar will be recorded and available on the Network pages of SPS Website a couple of days after the event. SPS Webinar Page

To view the type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to CHECK YOUR PLAYERS



Please send any queries to MUSN Admin

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