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Meds IQ Champions' Network has launched

On September 30th, an unusual gathering took place in London. Around 70 child health specialists – paediatricians, pharmacists and nurses – spent the better part of the day, discussing how they could best work together to improve paediatric medicines safety in the UK.

 

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Which of these groups are more likely to be harmed by a medication error?

Adults

Children

What is the rate of error on inpatient paediatric prescription charts?

2%

5%

>10%

Become a Meds IQ Champion!

In September, Meds IQ is launching a medicines safety Network of Champions - a community of practice, working together to share latest innovation in paediatric medicines safety and enable it to reach wider audiences.

If you're a child health professional with an interest in quality improvement and medicines safety, join us and help us to ensure that innovation and good practice are shared to improve prescribing and reduce medication error.

We're organising a Network launch on September 30th, 12 - 4.30pm in London.

How can you use Meds IQ in your ePortfolio and Continuing Professional Development?

The below section explains how implementation of Quality Improvement activities, many examples of which may be found on this website, can be used in your ePortfolio and to support your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

E-Portfolio

The Curriculum and Quality Improvement (QI) at RCPCH

Quality Improvement: external links and resources

Below is a list of useful links and resources on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:

NHS Improving Quality                                                                                               

http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/

 

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

http://www.institute.nhs.uk/

 

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