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Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality
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About the Centre
The aims of the Centre are to conduct high quality research into medication safety, and to translate these findings into practice to make the use of medication safer for patients and the public.
The Centre, previously known as the Academic Pharmacy Unit, was formed in 2000 and is a joint initiative between UCL School of Pharmacy and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the largest NHS Trust in the UK and the UK's first Academic Health sciences Centre. Bryony Dean Franklin, Professor of Medication Safety at UCL School of Pharmacy, is Director of the Centre. The Centre’s Chair is Ann Jacklin, Visiting Professor at UCL School of Pharmacy and Director of Service for Pharmacy and Therapies at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Nick Barber, Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy, is Associate Director.
The Centre is also closely linked to the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This prestigious research centre was set up in 2007 as one of two UK centres funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and received a further five years’ funding in 2012 to be a NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Professor Franklin is lead for one of the research themes within this NIHR-funded centre, focusing on Safe Systems within Healthcare.
The Centre has a significant research output, focussing mainly on medication safety. This is closely aligned with the research strategy of the Department of Practice and Policy, and with national and international research agendas.
We have four overlapping research themes: medication safety, evaluation of technology in medication use, safer use of anti-infectives, and patient adherence. The Centre is also involved with running the MSc in Infection Management for Pharmacists at Imperial College.
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