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Quality of Patient Care and Safety - 2017 Conference Organizer: APPS UK

Dr Fareeha Rizvi

Specialist Registrar in diabetes &endocrinology, St Bart's’ London

Insulin prescribing and safety in the NHS

The National Diabetes in-patient Audit regularly highlights the worrying frequency with which medication errors occur in diabetes care. A significant proportion of inpatients in England have at least one diabetes medication error, most commonly in those treated with insulin. Since most diabetic patients are not admitted for a diabetes specific reason, they are usually not under the care of a diabetes consultant. To allow planning of education of staff managing patients with diabetes.