• 28Jan

    Help the NHS improve medication safety when someone transfers from one care setting to another

    PIF Partner’s the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) are seeking your input to help the NHS improve medication safety when someone transfers from one care setting to another.

    Reduction of medication-related errors across the NHS is a national priority. For this to happen, there is a need to ensure that medication instructions, including dosage and timings, are transferred correctly between all care settings using digital systems that speak the same language. For example, if you or a loved one has been discharged from hospital your GP needs access to the same medication information as the doctors in the hospital, written in the same format.

    The PRSB is currently working on guidance to ensure this information can be shared easily between different digital systems. Allowing this information to flow between different care settings will support better patient care, ensuring care professionals have access to the right information at the right time.

    NHS Digital and NHS England teams have developed draft implementation guidance on this, and is carrying out a consultation to determine if this is the right information that needs to be shared.

    The PRSB would like invite you to participate in this consultation which aims to:

    • inform you of the work;
    • see if you agree the concept and help identify the benefits
    • see if any changes are required or if there are any concerns
    • identify additional examples of complex but common dose-timing instructions.

    There are two ways of participating. You can answer the survey questions online and/or you can join a telephone conference (webinar). You can do both if you would like. If you want to join the webinar, please contact support@theprsb.org.

    Please answer the online survey questions by 14th February. The survey link can be found here:

    Webinars will be held on:

    • Webinar for front line clinicians and patients 7 February, 1-2pm
    • Webinar (1st) for clinical informaticians on 14 February, 10-11am
    • Webinar (2nd) for clinical informaticians on 28 February, 10-11am