Medication Safety Improvement Programme

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The National Medication Safety Improvement Programme, “Safermeds”, is one of the priority safety programmes within the HSE Quality Improvement Division. We will work with patients, healthcare professionals and organisations to reduce patient harm associated with medicines or their omission. The programme applies the Framework for Improving Quality.

A summary of the progress and priorities for improving medication safety is available in the Safermeds briefing (please click).

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Medication Safety Intensive Course

In October 2015, the Irish Medication Safety Network (IMSN), Rotunda Hospital and the HSE Quality Improvement Division hosted over 100 participants at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Intensive course. Over 200 healthcare professionals also attended the medication safety summit. More information about the course and summit are in the link below.

Consultation: Priorities for Medication Safety

Following the course and summit, we engaged with course participants and stakeholders to understand their priorities for medication safety. We are very pleased to share the results of the survey with you.