Medicine management team up for national award

Medicine management team up for national award

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

STAFF from the medicines management team at Sefton’s CCG groups have been shortlisted for an award for “outstanding contribution to healthcare.”

The team at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG have been nominated for an Improving Safety in Medicines Management Award at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

The Sefton CCGs have been shortlisted despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants. Some of the other nominations include health groups from the likes of Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Kent.

The ‘delivery of medicines optimisation to improve patient safety’ work that the medicines management team have been doing over the last few years has seen significant improvements in people's care and safety being achieved.

This has been done through various projects designed by the team such as a stoma prescription pilot, a medicines management hub, offering more care home support and through its Care at the Chemist scheme. Work that has been replicated in other areas due to its success.

The integrated team consists of clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dedicated administrative and business intelligence support which enables all medicines optimisation work across Sefton to be led and delivered in a co-ordinated and efficient way.

Susanne Lynch MBE, head of medicines management at the CCGs in Sefton, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Improving Safety in Medicines Management Award, shining a light on the collaborative efforts and dedication of our staff members over the last 12 months to successfully implement improved patient safety through various projects.

We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for our patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement.”

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place as part of the Patient Safety Congress and Awards in Manchester in September 2022.



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