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  1. Content Article
    Collaboration and sharing We are delighted to have worked with many organisations over the last three years to share and promote patient safety resources and good practice on the hub. One such examples is our work with Parkinson’s UK. After sharing Parkinson’s UK’s ‘Get it on Time’ campaign on the hub, we collaborated with them to produce a series of blogs on: medication delays preparing patients to go into hospital key actions for staff to keep patients safe in hospital. "I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks for reaching out and for your support for our Get It
  2. News Article
    Both patients and healthcare staff have a central role to play in ensuring the safe use of medicines, Health Minister Robin Swann has said. Minister for Health Robin Swann was speaking at an event to mark the roll out of the ‘Know, Check, Ask’ Campaign across all healthcare sectors in Northern Ireland. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of using medicine safely. The call for action of the campaign is for: Patients to Know Check Ask – Before you take it: KNOW your medicines and keep an up-to-date list. CHECK that
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    Health professionals should not let fears about sharing personal data “stand in the way” of reporting patients at risk of ”being groomed into terrorist activity”, new government guidance has stressed. New guidance has been developed in response to concerns raised by clinicians about information sharing without consent for the purposes of the anti-terror Prevent and Channel programmes. It stresses that “fears about sharing personal data should not be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk of abuse or exploitation”.
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    Phrases such as “cutting edge,” “game changing,” and “ground breaking” have no place in the description of new drugs by the government and NHS agencies, a therapeutics specialist and GP has warned. James Cave, editor in chief of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), said in an editorial1 that the degree of hyperbole and omission of important information in government press releases and media statements “leaves patients and healthcare professionals with a limited and unbalanced view of a medicine.” In a letter to the heads of NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care
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    Medications are the most widely utilised interventions in healthcare, and medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm due to unsafe care, let alone the economic and psychological burden imposed by such harm. Medication harm accounts for 50% of the overall preventable harm in medical care. US$ 42 billion of global total health expenditure worldwide can be avoided if medication errors are prevented. Acknowledging this substantial burden and recognising the complexity of medication-related harm prevention and reduction, the theme o
  6. Content Article
    WHO states that medication harm accounts for around 50% of the overall preventable harm in medical care and comes with a huge financial cost, estimated at $42 billion USD annually. Patients can be subject to avoidable harm as a result of medication in a range of different ways, including: prescription errors—being underprescribed or overprescribed medicines or receiving a prescription which does not address the health condition and subsequently results in deterioration. dosage errors—missed doses or incorrect doses, which can occur in a range of different settings. mis
  7. Content Article
    Extravasation injuries occur when some intravenous drugs leak outside the vein into the surrounding tissue causing trauma. From 1 April 2010 until the 1 December 2021, NHS Resolution received 467 claims relating to extravasation injuries. This virtual forum featured a panel discussion with the following speakers: Andrew Barton, Chair of NIVAS and IV nurse consutlant (NIVAS and Frimley NHS Trust) Alison Macefield, Deputy Head of Midwifery (Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust) Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns (Chelsea & Westmins
  8. News Article
    Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, kindly shared her thoughts on digitising patient reported outcome measures in a blog for HTN. The UK digital transformation wave is mainly characterised by the roll-out of electronic health records and is an opportunity to transform patient care by collecting and analysing patient reported outcome measures digitally. A recent study at the European Society of Medical Oncology open journal (Modi, 2022) showed that patient reported outcome measure
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    Survey findings Understanding information and asking for support One in five (20%) said they struggle to understand most of the information given by services. Over half (51%) had asked for support to understand information. Five in ten (53%) had asked for support to contact services. Four in ten (44%) had asked for support to communicate with staff. Getting support Three in ten (30%) said they rarely or never get the support they need. Two in ten (22%) had been refused information in a format they need. Over one in four (28%) had been ref