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 Avoiding Medication Errors Training

Three of the last four independent safeguarding investigations we have undertaken relate to errors in administering medication to young people. These sessions aim to deal with issues proactively, minimising risk to young people and avoiding the need for external scrutiny. We focus on a root cause analysis approach, with space between the sessions to audit your own setting and to share the learning with colleagues on your return.

the course

Session 1:

A history of administering medication

The guidance

Effective policy frameworks

Root cause analysis

Session 2:

Learning from the audits

Leadership and management oversight

Strengthening your medication administration culture

the trainer

Liz Cooper’s lengthy career has been spent in health and social care. She initially started in nursing, registering as a children’s, adult, and psychiatric nurse, spending several years as a Unit Manager.  Liz is also a qualified teacher and has a Masters degree in Business Management. Liz was an inspector for 8 years and a Director and RI of a group of good and outstanding children’s homes for 12 years. Prior to coming to Dialogue, Liz has previously worked as DCEO and Chair of the CHA.


The course will be running online but if you’re unable to make this one but are interested, or have eight or more managers and wish to run the event at your venue, please contact us.

booking and dates

This one day course is delivered over two half day online sessions for £160+VAT.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

ICHANASAP, NAFP,  SW Forum, and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £120+VAT

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