Improving the Prescribing Practice of Newly-qualified Doctors

It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common and junior doctors may make more mistakes than senior doctors and they write the most prescriptions in hospital settings.

In a recent collaborative project, Karen Mattick, Professor of Medical Education led a team from the RD&E Hospital consisting of a Clinical Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Manager and a Consultant Surgeon to see if there was a way of supporting junior doctors to improve their prescribing capabilities. The video outlines the pilot that took place and shares the procedures and the outcomes.