Patient Support

Patient held care plans/ Medicines reconciliation/ Communication with patients/parents/ Other

Involving patients and carers is a logical step in improving medication safety, not least because a significant number of adverse events happen outside the healthcare setting, including in the home.  We also know that parents and carers are powerful advocates for the child and may identify errors or inconsistencies that are otherwise missed. Patients and parents are often not truly engaged in quality improvement yet are key partners in improving patient safety. It is important to empower them to speak up if they notice changes to their child's usual medication, and to engage them in collaborative co-production to design better systems to reduce medication error and harm. 

 

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Patient held care plans

Medicines reconciliation

Communication with patients/parents

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