GP practices improving the safety of medicines in Salford

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Primary care accounts for 85 to 90% of patient contact with the NHS, with the majority of medicines prescribed and monitored also within primary care, according to NHS England.

As we know, medicines are central to healthcare and save lives. However, ensuring medicines are delivered safely and without error is complex. 59% of drug-related hospital admissions are preventable, this equates to 4% of all hospital admissions. Within Salford alone there were approximately 16,000 reported incidents related to medication errors in 2014.

In our latest case study, we put the spotlight on our most recent collaborative to cross the finish line.

Read how Haelo, commissioned by Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), led a Breakthrough Series (BTS) Collaborative designed to reduce harm to patients taking high risk drugs in Salford.

Practices Improving the Safety of Medicines in Salford, also know as PrISMS, included eight Salford based GP practices with the aim that 95% of patients on high risk medicines (NSAIDS, Methotrexate and Amiodarone) will have optimised medicines care by October 2016 (12 months).

Find out how they did by visiting our case studies.

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