Sharing learning from incidents with health and social care services under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme is a core part of the State Claims Agency’s clinical risk management strategy.
Our Clinical Risk Unit has conducted an analysis of medication incidents reported by Irish acute hospitals on NIMS, the National Incident Management System, in 2017 and 2018.
New Medication Incidents Report
Medication incidents are common, potentially devastating for patients and their families and costly for healthcare providers.
This report shares national information on medication incidents reported by Irish acute hospitals in 2017 and 2018. It highlights the learning opportunities for health and social care enterprises to prevent future incidents and subsequent claims, and ultimately help to make people safer through risk management. It also demonstrates the benefits of clinical incident reporting and the potential for national learning that NIMS affords the Irish State and State-funded healthcare system.
The Medication Incidents Report is available below.