Health Systems Improvement
Goal: Reduce errors attributable to medicines management by reducing medication errors in primary and acute care by 50% by 2018.
a) The MAHSC partnership have prioritised patient safety and in FY 2013-14 have collected information about harm from medicines which is globally unprecedented. This information will be used to design an improvement intervention and will guide testing of technology and service redesign solutions over a 3 year period.
Goal: Develop a cadre of highly skilled clinician scientists to lead on improvement and reliability within the MAHSC domains.
b) We start delivering the second cohort of the Improvement Science for Academics (IS4Ac) programme which is designed to deliver improvement programmes aligned to the MAHSC domains, increasing safety, reliability and productivity, but also importantly helping to increase the impact of research work on the delivery system and patient care, strengthening NIHR and other research applications and contributing to the research assessment exercise.