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NHS hospitals urged to improve medicines management

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.367-a (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:367
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The Healthcare Commission says that efforts to improve the prescribing and dispensing of medicines should be stepped up after an assessment of practice in 173 acute hospital trusts in England.

    In the assessment, 18 hospital trusts received the highest rating of excellent, 70 were classed as good, 73 as fair, and 12 as weak.

    The trusts were …

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