Improving Medication Reconciliation at Discharge – Closing the Loop is a project based atChelseaandWestminsterHospitaland is funded by both the hospital and The Imperial College. Our aim is to improve communication about medicines at discharge. This involves improving information provided to patients, carers, GPs and other community services at discharge. Patient experience and understanding of medication changes during an inpatient stay is vital to ensure appropriate use of medicines after discharge. Other work is currently underway to improve communication to GPs and other service providers such as improving the quality of information about medicines included in the hospital discharge summary.
We would like to invite patient advisors, ideally someone who has been admitted to a hospital in the past, with an interest in improving communication about medicines to help with the remaining part of the project (until September 2012). Interested patient advisor would be invited to regular (every 2-3 months) workshops atChelseaandWestminsterHospitalto comment on documents or tools that may be produced as part of the project for patients to use. We would also be grateful for any feedback about patient perception of the project as it progresses. Other participation may be required fromtime totime. Patient advisors are also invited to participate in regular learning days organised by The Imperial College (CLAHRC programme) which is occurs every 3 months.
If you would like more information or an informal discussion about the project and any potential involvement, please contact the K&C LINk at email: firstname.lastname@example.org