This improvement report documents the development of a medication review tool, based on the evidence based “STOPP” (screening tool of older persons’ potentially inappropriate prescriptions) for routine use with elderly patiens across all sections of care.
Diabetes is a widespread and growing condition, but insulin treatment is complex. The Regional Insulin Safety and Knowledge Project is working to reduce the risk of prescribing errors.
This paper defines our current understanding of appropriate prescribing and outlines the potential hazards of over-prescribing for older people, while acknowledging the benefits of modern pharmacological treatment.
This guide from the NPSA is aimed at designers, regulators and purchasing managers, but has broader relevance to pharmacists and anyone involved in design for patient safety.