Improving Safety in Medicines Management
Achieving accuracy in medicines administration - the right drug, the right dose, the right mode of administration and the right patient - is an obvious patient safety standard. This award seeks to recognise organisations that have reduced the number of drug errors or eliminate them - from the minor to those with serious and even fatal consequences. This category invites examples of initiatives designed to improve safety in the administration of medicines. It could include a specific innovation such as a new labelling, storage or packaging procedure or a wider cultural initiative encouraging maximum reporting of drug errors.
Specific entry criteria
Entries will be judged against the following criteria: