Risks and safety in prescribing in secondary care

Taking place on Thursday, 14 November, between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, this course is designed for hospital doctors.

Through a combination of guided learning, MDDUS case study analysis, directed groupwork and facilitated discussion, delegates will explore the more common risk areas associated with prescribing that can lead to complaints, regulatory scrutiny and medical negligence claims. It will suggest practical risk mitigation measures which doctors can incorporate into their prescribing activity, supported by a systems based approach within secondary care.

They will explore the common reasons why prescribing errors occur in secondary care and how to mitigate against these, including prescribing against known allergies and contra-indications and the influence of human factors in errors and lapses of concentration. We will also consider the supporting role which pharmacists can provide in the prevention of errors.

In addition, they will examine known risk factors in specific prescribing areas with consideration of relevant regulatory guidance in relation to prescribing practices, including- the prescribing of controlled drugs; self-prescribing and prescribing for those close to you.

This three hour course is designed for hospital doctors and will be delivered by MDDUS risk adviser, Alan Frame.

Application has been made to the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 3 CPD credits.

Course Fee: 

MDDUS medical member: £70
Non-member: £105

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Alternative date: 

Tuesday 27 Aug 2024 at 9.30am | Eventbrite


To take part in this workshop:

  • You must be able to access and join a Zoom meeting from whatever device you choose to use.
  • Participants require a PC or laptop which has either a webcam and microphone integrated (or attached). Alternatively delegates can use a tablet/phone (although some functionality may be unavailable and you may not be able to see all delegates).
  • Participants must be willing to share their names and webcam with other participants whilst attending the workshop. 
  • The Training & CPD team at MDDUS will email you joining instructions to attend the course of your choice a few days before the event. 

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