CASE STUDIES

Clinical audit

PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG USE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT SERVICES

HOW NHS ENGLAND USED FORMIC’S QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SOLUTION TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL, MULTI-FACETED AND COMPREHENSIVE STAKEHOLDER CENSUS

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  • Easier and more efficient information collection from a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Information visibility
  • Provide information quickly and in a way that could be easily digested and understood
  • Support engagement with clinical colleagues and the wider NHS
Icon the solution
  • A very flexible solution combined with in-depth subject matter expertise
  • Very detailed online census and questionnaires created for different audiences
  • A very precise set of questions based on a deep understanding of the output requirements
  • Dashboard design provided visualisation of a comprehensive picture of prescribing in inpatient services
Icon the results
  • Easier, faster and more precise information collection and validation
  • Intuitive user-friendly dashboards
  • Clear, comprehensive and current picture of psychotropic drug prescription for children and young people
  • Quality improvement plans that lead to better and safer services

Working closely with Formic throughout this project has been essential for its success. It feels very much like they are part of the team, and our ability to closely collaborate has been vital in getting the tools right to being responsive to providers with regards to access to their dashboards. Also I would say that Formic’s experience of working in this sector before and on clinical audits has been invaluable.

Anne Webster, Project Lead NHS England
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Reflections on the Psychotropic Medication in Children and Young People’s Mental Health In-patient Services improvement programme. 

Hospital Pharmacy Europe publised a paper relating to the above case study, along with personal accounts from specialist mental health pharmacists who played key roles in the NHS England-sponsored psychotropic medication improvement programme. 

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