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“There are an estimated 237 million ‘medication errors’ per year in the NHS in England, with 66 million of these potentially clinically significant. ‘Definitely avoidable’ adverse drug reactions collectively cost £98.5 million annually, contribute to 1700, and are directly responsible for, approximately 700 deaths per year” NHS Improvement 2019“We must think hard about how we prevent these errors and reduce harm. Technology, training and standardised procedures will all have their place, and the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme will provide focus and coordination for the range of activities being undertaken in medicines safety across the NHS.” Richard Cattell, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer, NHS Improvement February 2019This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and resulting harm in hospitals in line with the WHO Medication without Harm Programme goal to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years. The conference aims to bring together clinicians, managers , medication safety officers and leads to understand current national developments, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in improving and monitoring medication safety, and reducing medication errors and harm in hospitals. Following National Update sessions, the day will focus on effective reporting of medication incidents, monitoring medication errors and harm, managing a medication incident investigation and ensuring change occurs, supporting staff, reducing medication errors in practice and developing a medication error reduction programme.Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to reduce medication errorsUnderstand high risk drugs, high risk parts of the medicines use process and patients with the highest vulnerabilitiesReflect on how you can work with patients to improve medication safetyImplement a medication error reduction programme and monitor medication safety metricsImprove your skills in the reporting, investigation and learning from medication errorsEffectively manage a medication incident and ensure change occursProactively reduce medication errors before they occurReflect on case studies of reducing medication error in high risk areas including insulin, anticoagulants, frail older people and discharge medicationSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence