How were examples selected for the WHO Good Practice Repository?

The WHO Good Practice Repository provides examples of good practice from the NHS related to each of the four work domains of the WHO Medication Without Harm Global Patient Safety Challenge. You can learn more about the repository overall here. Or you can view all the repository good practice examples here.

The content for the repository was developed using examples of practice from the NHS that had been gathered initially by the NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Pharmacists in each of the four NHS regions.

Over 100 initial examples of practice were gathered by the Regional Pharmacists. Subsequent to this initial stage, the SPS developed some light touch assessment criteria (which are provided below for reference) and applied those to the long-list. The SPS also liaised further with individual authors where necessary.

As a result, SPS identified 20 examples for this pilot good practice resource, with these having a spread across the WHO early priority areas and work domains, as well as across the 4 NHS regional geographies. In parallel to identifying the 20 examples, the SPS also developed a standardised presentation, format and structure for the entries as well as developing this website as appropriate.

The 20 examples of good practice included in the pilot repository are thus deemed to be of high quality, and are presented in a standardised, searchable format to best enable engagement and subsequent spread and adoption. You can learn more about how to use the resource here.