The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced its 3rd Global Safety Challenge – Medication without harm – a link to the detail can be found here.
We have yet to hear how the UK government will be signing up to the challenge – and what it’s focus may be. There will be separate nationally driven meetings and campaigns.
The WHO however does highlight three key areas that need managing to protect patients from harm – namely:
- high-risk situations
- transitions of care
There has already been much work in these key areas in UK and this meeting will be an opportunity to share good practice and to collectively and individually identify what can be improved further
The sharable presentations from the day are available below.
Associate Director, Medicines Use and Safety Team