Medicines are central to healthcare. They are the most common therapeutic intervention and they save lives. Ensuring medicines are delivered safely, however, is complex and in Greater Manchester 9% of all reported incidents are related to medicines.
The best chance we have to achieve ‘harm free’ care is to work together and use improvement science to test and implement new ideas and to accelerate learning.
Read how Haelo, commissioned by the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN), delivered a Breakthrough Series Collaborative to reduce harm from medicines in Greater Manchester, in our new case study.
This one-year programme concluded in April 2016 with a summit event that brought health economies together to share learning and celebrate the impact that the programme has had in their organisation.
It is safer to take medication in Greater Manchester, but there’s still further to go.
“Thank you to the rest of the collaborative for making it impossible to do nothing about this problem”
Gary Masterman, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust