ISPP 2015

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy
eMM and paperless pharmacy at North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Our Electronic Medicines Management is now
fully deployed across the whole of our trust which means we’ve gone paperless. In addition to that now we’ve gone live on two orthopedic wards on this site with the
Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration system. We have been
preparing for this for a number of months with a dedicated team of staff in
partnership with Ascribe and it has gone very well it’s gone well because
it’s been supported by Ascribe on the ground and it’s gone well because the nursing staff and the junior doctors involved have embraced the system. Hello Judy! How are you this afternoon? We do feel it’s a safer system. I personally feel as a word manager there have been less drug errors. The nurses have taken to it really well, the
drugs eventually will all around the hospital, so that if a patient’s readmitted the
record will be there. We are also going to be connected to the primary care trust
and the GP so we’ll know what patients are on at home and then the GPS will be
able to see what patients have had while they’re in hospital. We’ve been live now for ten weeks and we’re finding
that medicines are clearly prescribed, being administered on-time, the records are
complete, and the pass through to the pharmacy system is rapid and efficient
so that we are able to dispense medicines back to the ward much quicker
than we were before and in addition we have actually
seen the pharmacist intervention rate on those two particular wards has just
about halved moving from the paper systems to the electronic. It’s got to be better, notes won’t get lost. from going to the GP, from coming into
hospital, even with emergency admissions, we’ll will still know what’s been
going on out in the community. It’s got to be better for the patient to be
paperless. It’s got to be. We now know we’re getting 100% allergy
completion on treatment sheets where previously we were probably getting
70 or 80% in some areas. The patient safety element is being
raised a notch. And that really is important to all of us.

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