Implementation of Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration

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Dear North Bristol NHS Trust,

In light of the 2018 Manchester University study which concluded that over 200 million prescribing errors were made every year in NHS Hospitals and Pharmacies, the UK Government has committed over £78million of funding for Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration.

Please could you advise

Q1. Has your trust all ready fully implemented ePMA wherever it is relevant and possible to do so?

If no, please go to Q3

Q2. If yes, does the trust use mobile devices so ePMA can be accessed at the point of care, wherever it is relevant and possible to do so?

If Yes to Q1 and Q2 this FOI request is satisfied.

Q3 Has the trust applied for 2019/20 NHSi funding to fully implement ePMA?

if No

Q4 Does the trust intend to apply for 2020/21 NHSi funding to fully implement ePMA?

if No

If the trust does not intend to apply, or is ineligible, or unsuccessful, Does the trust intend to implement ePMA via some other funded route. and if so by when?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Simmons

Freedom of Information, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dear Mr Simmons

Thank you for your request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration and will be responded to within 20 working days.

Your ref: 5806-10-19

Kind Regards


Helen Williamson
Head of Information Governance, Business Intelligence Team, IM&T
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