News & Updates

Catch up with the latest news, events and updates from the Meds IQ team.

Latest News

Next Champions' webinar

Our next webinar will take place on September 5th, 1-2pm. Email invites with dial-in details will be sent out shortly.

 

If you would like to receive invites to webinars, please sign up as Champion.

Meds IQ at RCPCH Conference 2017

Meds IQ session at RCPCH Conference 2017This year, Meds IQ had an enhanced presence at the RCPCH annual meeting in Birmingham, facilitating or presenting at two sessions and holding an information stand in the exhibition area.

 

Spotlight on new resources

Reducing prescribing errors in junior doctors

A programme of written assessment in prescribing skills and individualised feedback.

 

5 questions to ask about your medication

A tool to engage patients and family members in a conversation about medication safety, helping them be an active partner in their health.

SAVE THE DATE! Meds IQ and Medicines for Children Event

December 5 2017, RCPCH London

Meds IQ and Medicines for Children, the two medicines safety projects at RCPCH, will be hosting an event for child health professionals and parents, focused on improving the dialogue between them to ensure more coordinated medication safety.

There will be more information about the event coming out soon but meanwhile please do make a note in your diary!

Parent corner: A parents’ perspective on medication safety

 

Read the story of Melissa Shendrick, a mother from Canada, who lost her son to a medication error. She has since started a campaign to introduce mandatory error reporting in pharmacies in Ontario.

 

Read her full story here:

PDF iconparent_corner.pdf

 

Get inspired - Learnings from the May Champions’ webinar

 

On May 2nd we hosted another lively champions webinar!

 

To become a Meds IQ champion and join our webinar discussions, you can register here

 

We always like to hear about what our champions are up to, so please email us if you have your own update you would like to share.

 

 

Spotlight on.. Meds IQ and QI sessions at the RCPCH annual conference

The annual RCPCH conference returns to Birmingham this year from 24th-26th May. The Meds IQ and QI team will be at the conference for all three days running a number of sessions (details below) and an exhibition stand. If you are attending, come and say hello! 

 

Resources Marketplace - May

Related topics: 
Medicines AdministrationSafe Prescribing

 

This month we have had a some new resources uploaded to Meds IQ that we wanted to highlight

As always, we love to hear what you have been up to in your Trust, so if you have a project or tool you would like to share please visit the Meds IQ homepage    

 

Upcoming events

Meds IQ at RCPCH Annual Conference 2017

We're running two sessions at this year's conference including a personal practice session on patient safety and a workshop stream discussing 'The role of networks and collaboratives in developing and spreading quality improvement initiative'. If you book now you can save up to 30% on your place! Find out more and book.

 

 

Get inspired - learnings from the Champions’ webinar

On February 7th, we held another Champions’ webinar with Dr Richa Ajitsaria and Dr Tristan Bate presenting their project on Safe Treatment and Administration of Medicines in Paediatrics (STAMP).

 

The presentation was followed by a discussion on the project and some shared challenges experienced by participants around double checking of prescriptions, interruptions and reporting medication errors. You can listen to the recording and view the presentation slides as well as some other materials around these issues sent to us by another Meds IQ Champion, Jo Correa.

 

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