Join the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for an evening of learning about our medicines work and how we’re looking to support your quality improvement potential.
We know your roles in the healthcare system are changing and diversifying. Your skills, knowledge and experience are finally being widely recognised and appreciated. Positioning pharmacy professionals more centrally within all healthcare services not only reduces pressure elsewhere in the system but, crucially, improves patient safety and their experience with healthcare. All work involving Pharmacist and Pharmacy colleagues contributes to the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. We hear from you that despite these new challenges, the profession is still poorly supported in taking part in and leading on quality improving projects.
The West of England AHSN has a history of working on patient safety improvement projects which involve Pharmacists and Pharmacy colleagues, including Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM), PINCER & Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD), amongst others.
Quality improvement methodologies are central to our approach, and we support improvement in all areas of the health and care system. The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) have too recognised the need for more QI support and recently expanded their modules on the topic, in line with the updated competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.
During this session, the West of England AHSN will share with you examples of new ways of working and innovative approaches that Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Teams across the country have successfully adopted to improve the quality of their work. Key opportunities for future QI learning and support will be highlighted during our session. In the following video, you’ll get an idea of how this could help you in your role.