New report calls for improvements to patient transfer information
Published: 21 June 2012
The report of the Keeping Patients Safe When They Transfer Between Care Providers: Getting the Medicines Right project has been published.
It follows the implementation of Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance, endorsed by the RCN, for health professionals and commissioners to help improve transfer of information about patients' medicines when they move from one care setting to another.
The guidance was implemented between September 2011 and March 2012 by 33 volunteer organisations representing a wide cross-section of settings involved in patient care.
The new report outlines the learning from the project and makes recommendations which can be applied across the NHS. It calls for improvements to the transfer of information about medicines when patients move between care settings.
Read the report on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society website.