World Patient Safety Day 2022
What is World Patient Safety Day?
Established in 2019 by the 72nd World Health Assembly, World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) aims to increase public engagement and emphasise the importance of prioritising patient safety on the global agenda, while encouraging action. It takes place annually on 17 September.
For the World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day 2022 theme of Medication Safety: Medication Without Harm, the Institute of Global Health Innovation is proud to present a series of videos in support of WHO’s objectives for WPSD.
We explore issues in medication safety through a spotlight on recent Imperial PSTRC research, highlighting the impact of the Medication Safety Challenge globally, and focusing on the need for patient and carer involvement in medication safety.
The World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day encourages global and national health organisations as well as patients, families, health workers and health care leaders to show their commitment to patient safety.
Please see the videos below recorded in September 2022, which form IGHI’s celebration of World Patient Safety Day.
Dr Mike Durkin
Senior Advisor on Patient Safety Policy and Leadership, Institute of Global Health Innovation
Dr Mike Durkin welcomes you to our event and shares with us his thoughts on the latest global state of medication safety, recent developments and introduces the speakers we will hear from.
Professor the Lord Ara Darzi
Co-director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation
Hear from our Co-director the importance of patient safety research and addressing medication safety.
Medication Safety - What do we mean?
Professor Bryony Dean Franklin
Theme Lead, NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Research Centre. Executive Lead Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Professor of Medication Safety, UCL. Co-Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality and Safety.
Hear from our Patient Safety Translational Research Centre’s theme lead in Medication Safety to highlight current research and developments.
Global perspectives on WHO Medication Safety Challenge.
Dr Alpana Mair
Head of Prescribing and Therapeutics, Scottish Government. EU and WHO Polypharmacy Lead
Dr Oyun Chimeddamba
National Consultant, WHO Country Office, Mongolia
Professor Priyadarshani Galappatthy
Senior Professor and Chair of Pharmacology & Specialist in General Medicine, University of Colombo.
Hear from Dr Alpana Mair about the global picture on medication safety, and from two experts on their experiences of reacting to the WHO Medication Safety Challenge and implementing measures at both national and organisational levels.
Encouraging patient involvement in medication safety research and service improvement
Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead, Institute of Global Health Innovation
Dr Sara Garfield
Lecturer in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, UCL School of Pharmacy
Della Ogunleye, John Norton
Public partners, Institute of Global Health Innovation
Our patient and public engagement lead chairs a panel with Sara Garfield and public partners to discuss their experiences of facilitating and participating in medication safety research.
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Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Former Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee and former Health Secretary
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt shares with us his thoughts on the extent of medication errors and upcoming developments for patient safety.
This video was recorded in September 2022 before Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A summary of World Patient Safety Day 2022
See below for an illustrated summary of our sessions on "Medication Safety: Medication Without Harm" for World Patient Safety Day 2022.