A primary concern: medication safety in the community
Arrival from 12.30pm. Seminar starts at 12..45pm and ends at 1.45pm.
Tea, coffee and sandwiches provided
A seminar by Dr Denham Phipps and Prof. Darren Ashcroft Manchester Pharmacy School and NIHR GMPSTRC, The University of Manchester
Abstract Medication plays a key role in modern healthcare, and most of it is administered in primary care settings such as general practices, community pharmacies and care homes. In England alone, over 1 billion prescription items were issued in primary care during the previous year. Therefore, primary care medicines management is an activity of considerable importance to the broader healthcare system. In this talk, we examine the challenge of improving medication safety in primary care, and describe the work that we are undertaking as part of the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Centre to meet this challenge.
About the speakers Denham Phipps is a research fellow in Manchester Pharmacy School, and a member of the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at the University of Manchester. In addition to previous patient safety research in secondary care, he has worked in industry as a human factors consultant. His current interests include organisational safety, risk-based regulation and healthcare professionals’ fitness to practice.
Darren Ashcroft is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Manchester and research lead for medication safety in the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. A pharmacist by background, he has led extensive research programmes in a wide range of healthcare settings (hospitals, general practices, and pharmacies), with particular expertise in understanding and improving medication safety.