Secondary Care

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.