Medication-related incidents remain one of the most frequently reported categories of patient safety incidents, accounting for about 10% of reported incidents. National organisations such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS), Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and other regulatory bodies provide a wide range of resources that support safe medication practice, some developed in response to past drug safety concerns and alerts.
Manx Care are undertaking work in several key medication safety areas, including safer use of opioid medications, problematic polypharmacy, and safer administration of medicines in care homes.
Medication safety reports and policies
Updates of safety audits undertaken and planned improvements can be found below.