Enjoy the videos from the Annual Meds Club Community Event 2021

Meds Club is a community consisting of Better Meds medication management system users. The group explores best practices in medication management with the mission of going beyond electronic prescribing and national borders.

Once a year, we organise an open event for clinicians to share knowledge and network.

These are the recordings from the 2021 edition titled Collaborating for the Improvement of Medication Management, which took place on 18 November 2021.

Each presentation was accompanied by a commentary and questions with a designated expert commentator Duncan Cripps, Lead ePMA Pharmacist from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. 

How can computable knowledge libraries improve clinical decision support? The case of antimicrobial prescribing.

Researchers mostly think about producing knowledge, not deploying it into clinical decision-support. A learning health system focuses on knowledge deployment into clinical decision-support tools. However, knowledge deployment is not just a technical issue; it requires governance, curation, policy, and a business model to make the system workable.    

Philip Scott@2x

Philip Scott
Reader in Health Informatics, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth

Phillip full



How to ease medication reconciliation in the mental health setting with better patient collaboration

Trust and collaboration between the patient and the clinicians are critical at the point of admission. Fears and assumptions can impact the accuracy of the medication reconciliation record. What are some of the best practices to establish trust upon admission?

Adam Hamilton@2x

Adam Hamilton
Medicines Management Technician, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Alexandra Moon@2x

Lex Moon
Clinical Services Pharmacist

Lex Moon Collaboration with Patients


Who are the main team members needed for closed-loop medication management?

With electronic prescribing becoming a normal tool in more and more NHS Trusts, the next big project will be the adoption of closed-loop medication management systems. These have proven to positively affect patient safety but can be challenging to introduce in clinical practice. We will hear about best practices from the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Claire Tolliday@2x

Claire Tolliday
Interim CNIO and eHospital Senior Team Leader, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Patrick J. Lynch@2x

Patrick J. Lynch
Chief Pharmacist Information Officer (CPIO)

Closed-loop Claire and Patrick


Workshop results

This is a recording of the reporting session after the workshops: 


  • How do you manage training complacency after ePMA updates? (Moderator: Christine Wadsworth, Clinical Lead, Better UK) 
  • What are the benefits we hope to see in the future with medication digitalisation? (Moderator: Donna Smart, ePMA Senior Nurse)
  • What have we learned from the data gathered with ePMA? (Moderator: Chiméne Morgan, Pharmacy Technician at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust) 
  • What is most important: design and usability, or the spectrum of functionalities covered? (Božidarka Radović, Better Meds Product Lead & Patrik Bevec, Design Lead for Clinical Applications)
Workshop results


How can the national digital medicines work support frontline services?

The NHSX Digital Medicines team works on interoperability in the medications management space, ensuring that appropriate medication standards are in place and adopted.

The team has been busy developing implementation guidance to support the transfer of medication/prescription information between systems and across care sectors using the recently published FHIR UK Core standards.

Ann Slee@2x

Ann Slee,
Associate CCIO (Medicines), NHSX 

Chris OBrien@2x

Chris O'Brien,
Programme Manager for Digital Medicines, NHSX




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