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Update from the Medication Safety programme: August 2014

NEWS: 20 Aug 2014, Medication Safety

An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme team about upcoming activities including the medication safety forum, the Open for better care campaign focus, the safe use of opioids collaborative and a new alert about metoprolol.

Medication Safety Forum 2014

EVENT: 16 Oct 2014, Medication Safety

Join in the launch of the Open for better care medication safety campaign and collaborative.

Medication Safety programme update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2014, Medication Safety

An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme, covering the national medication safety forum, the Open campaign, safe use of opioids national collaborative, quality and safety markers and the departure of the clinical lead.

Save the date: Medication Safety Forum

NEWS: 18 Jul 2014, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is excited to launch the high-risk medicine topic for the Open for better care campaign and safe use of opioids collaborative.

Safe use of opioids collaborative

EVENT: 1 Oct 2014, Medication Safety

Join in the launch of the Open for better care medication safety campaign and collaborative.

Medication Safety programme update

NEWS: 25 Jun 2014, Medication Safety

The Commission is planning a three-year medication safety improvement programme on high-risk medicines across primary and secondary care settings, with an initial focus on reducing harm from opioids (eg, morphine and oxycodone) in secondary care.

Medication Safety Watch – Issue 10, June 2014

PUBLICATION: 10 Jun 2014, Medication Safety

Issue 10 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Measurement and Evaluation Project reports

PUBLICATION: 28 Apr 2014, Medication Safety

A significant piece of work was concluded in 2013 which focussed on measurement and evaluation across the medication safety programme.

Metoprolol draft alert: feedback requested

NEWS: 14 Apr 2014, Medication Safety

The Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group is developing a full alert to supplement the safety signal issued in October 2012 on oral metoprolol administration.

Metoprolol oral administration - draft alert

PUBLICATION: 14 Apr 2014, Medication Safety

The Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group is developing a full alert following release of a safety signal issued in October 2012 on oral metoprolol administration.

Medication Safety Watch - Issue 9, February 2014

PUBLICATION: 19 Feb 2014, Medication Safety

Issue 9 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

ALERT: Transdermal patches

PUBLICATION: 26 Sep 2019, Medication Safety

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

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Medication Safety Watch - Issue 8, November 2013

PUBLICATION: 12 Nov 2013, Medication Safety

Issue 8 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Unsafe naming, labelling and packaging of medicines

NEWS: 4 Nov 2013, Medication Safety

The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) recognises unsafe medicines naming, labelling and packaging as an ongoing global threat to patient safety which requires a collaborative approach.

Catherine Keenan: Health literacy in action

PUBLICATION: 25 Oct 2013, Partners in Care

Catherine Keenan, owner of Vivian Pharmacy in New Plymouth, talks about participation in the health literacy medication safety demonstration project.