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Medication without harm – in practice

Developed by: UKCPA Medicine Safety and Quality Group


10, Apr 2019


Roben's Suite,
Guy’s Hospital,

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Members: £130
Non-Members: £199

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The day will provide updates on national initiatives to improve medication safety and the sharing of local strategies utilised to prevent harm to patients.  A focus will be the NHS response to the WHO patient Safety Global Challenge “Medication without Harm”.  The day will provide training on Quality Improvement methodology tools and attendees will work together in workshops to discuss and formulate plans to use these tools back at their host organisations. 

There will be a focus on high risk medications and strategies to prevent harm.  A presentation on a Serious Medication Incident will provide attendees with an opportunity to reflect on both the processes involved in investigating a medication incident and the lessons learned.  Specialist Clinical Pharmacists will give focused presentations on reducing the risk of harm with high risk medicines such as antibiotics and anticoagulants. 

Target audience

This event will be of particular benefit to pharmacists with an interest in improving Medication Safety within their organisations. 


The aim of this day is to equip pharmacists with an awareness and opportunity to promote safe medication practice in their practice.  

Learning outcomes

At the end of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss recently applied national initiatives to improve medication safety
  • Discuss and formulate quality improvement methodology tools to improve safety
  • Describe the processes involved in medication incident investigations
  • Discuss risk reduction strategies to prevent harms associated with high risk medicines

Additional information

Peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios. Advanced booking essential.

Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty and GPhC revalidation portfolios.