National Summit 2020: Electronic prescribing in Hospitals – Optimisation and benefits realisation

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De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR

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“Over the next five years, all providers will be expected to implement electronic prescribing systems to reduce errors by up to 30%.” NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England 2019

“It is clear from the NHS Long Term Plan that digital transformation remains a key priority… The focus is now on ensuring that everyone that needs to access information can do so using digital means in every location in which they need it – medicines has been identified as a priority for this in every survey conducted over the last few years in every care sector… In hospitals this is being enabled by accelerating the use of ePrescribing systems. The use of more mature functionality to support improved prescribing and medicines administration is also underway with the global digital exemplar sites. The first sites to undertake closed loop medicines administration are now live and key interfaces to other systems are in development. ”
Ann Slee, associate chief clinical information officer (medicines) at NHSX, 2019

“NHS England has set an ambitious target to be paperless by 2024, a major part of which is implementing electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems in hospitals. Although progress is being made, there remain challenges to overcome….In the past five years, there has been a real push for EPMA systems to be adopted across the board in England as the NHS strives to meet its target of going paperless by 2024… As EPMA systems continue to evolve, some trusts are now starting to move their focus from implementation to getting the best out of their systems.”
The Pharmaceutical Journal July 2019

“There is evidence that electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems will improve safety for patients, reducing the risk of harm and ensuring high quality efficient patient care which is as safe as possible.”
Andrew Davies, Director of Hospital Pharmacy, NHS Improvement

This National Summit will focus on the optimisation of Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HePMA). The summit will examine the development of electronic prescribing systems towards advanced eprescribing and ensuring the full clinical benefits are achieved.

Benefits of attending. This conference will enable you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to optimise and realise benefits from hospital electronic prescribing systems
• Understand the national context including updates from the Global Digital Exemplars Programme
• Develop your skills in enabling the clinical benefits of eprescribing
• Learn from organisations that have implemented closed loop medicines administration
• Learn from established practice in the use of eprescribing to change clinical behaviour and prescribing practices
• Understand how to sustain and extend eprescribing into higher risk and complex areas
• Learn from case studies in oncology, mental health and paediatrics
• Explore the challenges in rolling out eprescribing trust wide and across organisational boundaries
• Reflect on a trust experience of rolling out our EPMA system to a new trust site
• Develop your local strategy to eliminate medication errors associated with eprescribing
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

For further information please view the full invitation.