Improving the Prescribing Practice of Newly-qualified Doctors

It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common, that junior doctors 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 from the University of Exeter, 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. This video outlines the pilot that took place and shares the procedures and outcomes.

This short video is free and available for you to reuse.