Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Outlines how the trust is safely preparing service users for transition to the community by implementing support for self-administration of medicines.
How the trust prepares clients to manage their medication.
A flowchart for supporting self-medication of patients on the Fettle Ward.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Implementing patient group directions (PGDs) effectively to support services such as reproductive and sexual health, paediatric emergency medicine and the emergency eye centre, without compromising safety.
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Using technology for real-time monitoring of fridge and room temperatures, improving reporting of temperature excursions and developing appropriate interventions to protect medications.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Using automated data collection from electronic prescribing software, to ensure that junior doctors comply both with DVT risk assessment and with prescribing of appropriate prophylactic treatment.
Using data on 'omitted' doses of prescribed medication as a guide to improve prescribing practice and access to medicines and appropriate dispensing equipment.
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