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Take and Tell (patient safety video)

9 Nov 2017, Medication Safety

The video supports a campaign being promoted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) in Sweden to advance the science of pharmacovigilance and inspire patient safety initiatives all over the world.

ALERT: Transdermal patches

6 Jul 2017, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the risks associated with the use of transdermal patches (both from the medicine and the delivery system).

Medication Safety Poll

28 Jul 2016, Medication Safety

To highlight the risks involved in using abbreviations in prescriptions, the Commission ran a poll asking readers what they thought the dose was in the prescription below.

Medication Safety Watch Issue 17 cover
Medication Safety Watch – Issue 17, April 2016

12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety

Issue 17 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Safety Signal: Risk of serious adverse drug reactions

30 Sep 2015, Medication Safety

This document highlights the need for all health professionals to take note of a patient’s previous adverse drug reactions (including allergies) before prescribing, dispensing or administering medicines.

Poster: National Medication Chart 2015 changes

10 Aug 2015, Medication Safety

Poster showing changes made to the National Medication Chart in August 2015, which includes a new style dose box, changes to the oxygen prescribing box and addition of oxygen saturation tick boxes, and new tick boxes for special care required and supp