The Northern Ireland Medicines Governance Team was established in August 2002 and comprises of 6 senior pharmacists and an administrator dedicated to medicines risk management in acute Trusts in Northern Ireland.
The Team undertake medicines safety work in the following areas;
- Promotion of medication incident reporting
- Medication incident data management which includes the development of the risk management process itself, including identification, analysis and evaluation of risk
- Sharing the learning from reported medication incidents
- Development and implementation of regional best practice policies, safety policies and recommendations
- Risk education.