Bryony Dean Franklin
Professor Bryony Dean Franklin BPharm MSc PhD FRPharmS FFRPS is Director of the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality (CMSSQ), a joint research unit between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and UCL School of Pharmacy, where she is Professor of Medication Safety. Bryony is also Chair of the Centre for Patient Safety at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Associate Editor at the journals BMJ Quality and Safety and BMC Health Services Research.
The patient is the only person present at every stage of their treatment as they move between different healthcare settings, meaning that patient-held information could plug holes in our records and contribute to medicines safety.
Models of human error can be helpful in determining why errors have occurred in the past, where future vulnerabilities may lie, and how healthcare professionals might take action to make clinical practice safer.
This article describes the installation and experience of using an automated Controlled Drug management system, incorporating electronic registers and secure storage, into the dispensary at Charing Cross Hospital
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