Implementation of Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration

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Dear Western Sussex 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 (Western Sussex Hospitals), Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Mark,

 

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

 

If no, please go to Q3  Live on all Inpatient wards.  Planning rollout to
A&E departments.

 

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.  All wards have
Computers on Wheels and Desktop devices used to access EPMA.

 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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