On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) hosted the fifth in a series of events focused on patient safety, this time looking at medication errors and the impact that approaches to accurate prescribing can have on keeping patients safe.
As well as hearing from guest speaker Professor Robin Ferner, director of the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting, consultant physician at City Hospital, Birmingham, and honorary senior lecturer in medicine (therapeutics) at the University of Birmingham, the seminar was an opportunity to hear about the wide-ranging work the RCP is undertaking to support improvements in patient safety.
Patient safety at the RCP
The principles of quality improvement – improving quality, measuring quality and setting standards for quality – are embedded in all of the RCP’s work. The key to improving quality is ensuring there are high standards of safety for all patients receiving medical treatment across the NHS.