ePrescribing – the move towards a paperless NHS

Date:
Monday 18 May 2015

Time:
Refreshments from 6.15pm, Talk 7.00pm

Venue:
Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre (formerly Days Hotel), Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB | Map

Joint BCS Health Northern Specialist Group & BCS Manchester Branch event.

Speaker:
Ann Slee, ePrescribing Lead, NHS England

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Synopsis:

The introduction of ePrescribing into hospitals has long been heralded as an important tool to support prescribing and medicines administration - delivering reductions in medication-related-error, improved communication, and workflow efficiencies, to name but a few.

Uptake in England has been slow but since the launch of the NHS England Technology Fund there has been a dramatic increase in implementation, with over 50% of Trusts expected to be live within the next 18 months.

The Presentation will provide an overview of the work that has been undertaken nationally to support this rollout and a summary of the key benefits and challenges associated with the implementation of ePrescribing.

The Speaker

Ann Slee has over 25 years’ experience of working with ePrescribing, having worked on the implementation and development of Systems at Wirral Hospitals in the 1990s, and more recently University Hospital Birmingham. She has also worked as a Director of Pharmacy, leading work on the introduction of technology into medicines-management in N. Wales. She led the Connecting for Health ePrescribing Programme for 5 years and is now supporting NHS England’s digital strategy. She is a co-investigator on an NIHR ePrescribing Research Grant and is actively involved in a number of other research areas.