Medicines Use and Safety

Coordinator Sue Overton, Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety Team

The Medicines Use & Safety Team at SPS lead the Medicines Use and Safety Network (MUSN) which brings together clinical practitioners from all sectors with the aim of sharing and learning from the each other – a “do once and share” approach.

We hold face-to-face learning events typically twice a year on topical subjects.

MUS Event 3 & 4 November 2020:   We are sorry that we need to postpone and rearrange this important network event.  The current pandemic has made it necessary to reconsider our timings but we look forward to reschedule when it is possible in 2021.  Please see details of the anticipated meeting HERE

We also hold a monthly webinar meeting.  You can find out more about our upcoming programme and listen to our back catalogue of webinar recordings here

In addition, we also support the following networks:

Older People Network (OPNet)

Community Health Services (CHS)

Secure Environments Pharmacy Group (SEPG)

Patient Group Directions (PGD)

If you have any ideas for webinars or network events, or would like to discuss what we do, please email us.

 

Next meeting

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Previous meetings

Shared Decision Making in Medicines Use: Making it Practical – 25 February 2020

25 February 2020This network event included a keynote opening from Michelle Mello from NHSE/I on the importance of SDM as a key element of clinical care.  Two…

Patient safety Conference: the national strategy and examples from practice

23 October 2019Purpose 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…

MUSN Meeting – Tackling medicines safety challenges in transfer of care and adherence

14 March 2019The purpose of this event was to explore medicines-related issues around transfers of care in a variety of contexts.  Our speakers talked about transfer of care…

Delivering the WHO “Medication With Out Harm” Patient Safety Challenge

12 July 2018The event focused on the WHO Medication Without Harm Challenge: Examples from the 4 domains; Patients and Public, Medicines, Health Care Professionals, Systems and Practice…

Rising to the WHO “Medication without harm” challenge

31 October 2017The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced its 3rd Global Safety Challenge – Medication without harm – a link to the detail can be found here.  We have yet…

Tackling Polypharmacy: Stopping Medicines Safely

5 July 2017This meeting was held jointly with the AHSN Network. The programme can be found below together with the slide sets presenters gave permission to share.  A…

Improving Medicines Adherence for all patient groups

6 April 2017The theme for the meeting was Improving Medicines Adherence for all patient groups.  Even with the best clinical pharmacy services and the fastest supply service we…

New Ways of Working – transforming pharmacy services to support patients and medicines optimisation

30 November 2016The theme for the meeting was New Ways of Working – transforming pharmacy services to support patients and medicines optimisation.  With Hospital Pharmacy Transformation (HPTP)…

Operationalising Medicines Optimisation – Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Errors to support patient facing activities for Hospital Transformation Programmes

7 July 2016I am pleased to be sharing this exciting programme for the  Medicines Use and Safety Network meeting held on Thursday 7th July 2016 at Horizon, Leeds LS10…

Are you delivering what the patient needs and expects? (Considering the impact of recent changes to Duty of Candour and consent)

10 May 2016This meeting considered factors for informing patients about their medicines by focusing on the changes in the legislation relating to patient consent and the impact of duty…

Clinical prioritisation for inpatient face to face consultations –what next? New dates to be confirmed

We are sorry that we need to postpone and rearrange this important network event.  The current pandemic has made it necessary to reconsider our timings…