Learning from Medicines Errors during the Pandemic

The Concern:

Customers have been coming to us having noticed an increase in medicines errors during the pandemic.

The Underlying Problem:

Medicines errors could be more likely to occur during this time due to some of the below factors:

- Additional challenges and pressures on social care staff

- Movement of staff to unfamiliar settings

- Lack of time for / availability of training

- Senior staff less available to mentor/ competency assess their staff

OPUS Solution:

To help Managers understand why errors are occurring and, more importantly, to learn from them, we have prepared a helpful, accessible guidance document which takes you through the process to reducing medicines errors.

The Guidance Document Covers...

Why the number of errors have gone up

What action you can take

How we can prevent these errors in the future

How OPUS can help