The Patients Association is engaging in the national policy debate on a number of health issues, and one of the areas we’d like to hear your views is on the challenge of medication errors in the UK.
Across the UK, an estimated 237 million medication errors occur every year, of which more than 66.2 million have the potential to cause moderate or severe harm to patients. Over 22,000 deaths per year are estimated to be linked to avoidable adverse drug reactions caused by medication errors, costing the NHS £1.6bn annually.
These are significant numbers with a substantial impact on patients each year. We would like to hear your thoughts on the implications of and potential solutions to medication and IV infusion medication errors.
Take part and give us your views by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org