Tackling insulin safety using a multifaceted multidisciplinary regional approach

Tackling insulin safety using a multifaceted multidisciplinary regional approach

Author: Nicola Leech, G. Johnson, R. Nayar, E. Nunez, J. Macleod, The Health Foundation

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Drug errors remain a significant risk area within the NHS. Insulin is acknowledged as one of the highest risk drugs, with over 5,000 patient safety incidents reported between 2003 and 2009 in England and Wales, including four deaths directly related to insulin errors.

In response to similar safety incidents within the North East region, the Safer Care North East initiative specifically identified safer sse of insulin as one of the three areas of drug safety in its clinical safety themes.

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