Microtest has today announced that its project with the Pharmacy Department at The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), Microtest Guru Medicines Reconciliation Support Service, has been shortlisted in the Improving Safety in Medicines Management category of the 2014 Patient Safety and Care Awards. RCHT has deployed Microtest Guru within the Pharmacy Department in order to improve safety in its medicines management. Microtest is one of the UKӳ top four GP system suppliers and has been providing clinical systems to the primary care sector for since 1979. RCHT is responsible for the provision of acute care services across three hospital sites comprising approximately 650 beds. The trust serves a population of 450,000 people, a figure often doubled by holidaymakers during the busiest times of year.

Since Guru has been installed at RCHT, accurate and up to date clinical medication history information has been available to pharmacy clinical staff at RCHT within seconds, 24 hours a day, thus providing faster intervention by healthcare workers and a safer patient pathway.

Iain Davidson, Chief Pharmacist at RCHT says: “The project has been really successful and we are so pleased to have been shortlisted for this prestigious national award.”

Chris Netherton, Managing Director of Microtest said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted with the Pharmacy Department at RCHT and look forward to the final results on Tuesday 15th July!”

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