Birmingham and Solihull NHS Trust chooses Ascribe pharmacy system
13 January 2015
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
has chosen an e-pharmacy system from Ascribe after winning £500k
from an NHS England fund to improve patient safety.
Ascribe, part of EMIS Group, will provide its Electronic
Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system to the Trust.
It follows an award to the Trust of £500K from NHS England's ‘Safer
Hospitals, Safer Wards’ initiative.
Nigel Barnes, Director of Pharmacy, Birmingham and Solihull
Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said, “The introduction of ePMA
will improve the accuracy and consistency of prescribing, improve
the administration of medicines as well as general medicines
management throughout the Trust, ultimately improving the quality of
service we provide to patients through increasing patient safety and
James Reed, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical
Information Officer, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS
Foundation Trust commented: “This project will deliver clear
benefits for patients in terms of safety and quality of practice. It
will help all of our clinical staff to deliver the best care
possible through reducing opportunities for errors and allowing easy
access to information which until now has been tied up in paper
records. This development forms an important step on our journey
towards a paperless health record.”