Medicines are the most common intervention in healthcare but can also cause severe harm if not used appropriately. All medication errors are potentially avoidable. They can thus be greatly reduced or even prevented by improving the systems and practices of medication, including prescribing, prescription preparation, dispensing, administration and monitoring. Medication safety is everyone's responsibility - we need to work together to ensure that we keep our patients safe.

This webpage is aimed at health and care professionals working across all sectors in BSW to highlight any national or local medicines safety resources to promote and support safer practice.

To give any feedback, suggestions for content for this webpage or for more information please contact the BSW Medicines Optimisation Team:

BSW ICS Medication Safety Officer (MSO) contact emails:

Community Service Providers:

Incident and Adverse Event Reporting

Medicine Safety Updates

Strategic initiatives

Other Resources