The Trust’s new electronic prescribing system has seen more than 10,000 administration events recorded every day and is helping to reduce incidents of avoidable harm associated with medications.

The system automatically checks for patient allergies and any drug interactions with current medication.  These alerts are flagged up to the relevant staff member providing care and an alert is sent to nursing staff when a patient’s next medication dose is due to avoid unintentional missed doses.

The new system is being used by 2,000 clinical staff, including nurses and doctors.