National Medicines Safety Programme Priority Setting

Closed 13 Jan 2019

Opened 18 Dec 2018


A national Medicines Safety Programme has recently been established in NHS Improvement to contribute to the 3rd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge – Medication without Harm. This aims to reduce severe and avoidable harm caused by medicines by 50%. The programme is particularly keen to engage with a broad range of individuals and organisations for advice and opinions about the programme’s priorities. 

Why We Are Consulting

The aim of this survey is to support the national Medicines Safety Programme in developing a consensus for the priority actions to reduce the harm caused by medicines. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and can be saved and re-visited if required. 

Six headline issues have been developed from the evidence available and a recent consensus building workshop. We are now interested in how these proposals are viewed by a larger stakeholder group.  We need your help in setting the priorities for this national programme ahead of its planned launch in April 2019. 

What Happens Next

Your collective views will be analysed and considered by the Medicines Safety Programme team. Your views will contribute to the next stage of the development of national priorities to be taken forward by the programme. These will be chosen for their potential to make a measurable impact on severe and avoidable harm caused by medicines.

Thank you very much for your time.