PhiMED: Patient held information about medicines
Many patients who take medication use patient-held information about medicines to improve transfer of medication-related information across care settings. We carried out a study to identify how this is used in practice to improve safety, the barriers and facilitators to its use, and key features that are perceived to be required to support medication safety.
In this webinar the findings of this study were discussed , and recommendations for how pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals can help optimise the use of patient-held information about medicines to enhance medication safety were suggested. Here is the link to the video mentioned in the presentation about carrying medicine information.
Bryony Dean Franklin is Professor of Medication Safety at UCL School of Pharmacy and was the principal investigator for the study. Dr Sara Garfield is an experienced research pharmacist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and UCL School of Pharmacy, and was the lead researcher on this work.
A recording of the webinar is available HERE and a pdf of the presentation is below.
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Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety Team