CPPE Corner: Patient safety learning campaign begins on 26th February

CPPE Corner: Patient safety learning campaign begins on 26th February

February 13, 2018

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is about to launch its spring learning campaign. We spoke to Annie Sellers, CPPE learning development pharmacist and campaign lead, to find out more.

Our Patient safety spring learning campaign beings on Monday 26th February and runs for six weeks until 6th April, with weekly challenges and new resources to support you to improve patient safety in your practice.

Patient safety is integral to the work that pharmacy professionals carry out, but there will be inherent risks in your practice. Our Patient safety campaign aims to help you identify these risks, reflect on processes and manage incidents when they do occur.

Last year the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched Medication without harm, their third global safety challenge. This safety challenge recognises that unsafe practices and medicine errors pose avoidable risk and cause harm in healthcare systems across the world. At CPPE, we encourage you to take an active role in this WHO campaign by completing our Patient safety learning campaign.

This campaign will be supported by our Risk management guide, which will be posted out to all GPhC registrants. This guide will give important background to the concepts that the campaign explores, as well as providing the basis of the third challenge.

The other challenges in the campaign will involve reflecting on your own practices and having discussions with colleagues, friends and relatives, as well as putting your learning into practice by carrying out a risk assessment and making a pledge to make positive changes in your place of work.

When you complete all six challenges not only will you receive a virtual badge to add to your collection on your CPPE learning record but you will receive a downloadable poster to display which shows your commitment to patient safety. This poster is endorsed by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.

Throughout the campaign the hashtag #CPPEPS will be used to promote the importance of this learning. Get involved by sharing their successful completion of challenges and see what others have been doing throughout the campaign. Access the CPPE website for more information and regular updates on the campaign.



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