Implementation of Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration

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Dear Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation 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 (LTHTR), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Freedom of Information Officer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
c/o The Medical Director’s Office
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT
Email : [email address]
www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk
@LancsHospitals
Excellent care with compassion
       
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Freedom of Information (LTHTR), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mark Simmons,

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has processed your
request for information submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.  I
can confirm that the trust does hold the information requested, please see
our response below.

 

FOI Request 6862

 

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

 

Trust response:  EPMA is already live in several departments & the trust
is currently in the process of rolling out EMPA across all areas.

 

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?

 

Trust response:  The trust uses mobile drug carts/’devices’ which allow
the administration of drugs at the bedside using ePMA in applicable
clinical areas.

 

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?

 

Trust response: No

 

if No

 

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

 

Trust response: No, funding for the project is already secured.

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?

 

Trust response: As above.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
c/o The Medical Director’s Office
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT
Email : [email address]
www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk
@LancsHospitals
Excellent care with compassion
       
Ranked #1 NHS Clinical Digital Maturity Index Acute rankings June 2018

 

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