Medication errors are common at the hospital discharge transition but there’s a lot we can do to improve this. The Royal College of Physicians have developed resource focusing on medication safety at hospital discharge that takes teams through the quality improvement process step-by-step.
The project was developed in close consultation with a multidisciplinary task and finish group and with input from across health and social care, including patient and carer representatives. This enabled a better understanding of problems that cross sector boundaries, such as medication safety at the hospital discharge transition, and ensured the problem was approached from multiple perspectives.
The guide and accompanying improvement tool templates are available to download below.