Congratulations to the SMOOTH (Safer Medicines outcomes on Transfer Home) Team for producing and sharing their first ‘Health System Improvement Guide’
Supported by the 20,000 Days Campaign the ‘how to guide’ covers SMOOTHS remarkable journey, and outlines key steps along the way. This includes the teams aim, what they did to achieve their aim, the methodology and tools they used and how they knew they had made a difference.
The result of this journey resulted in the team developing a care package of interventions that have improved patient safety, improved accuracy of discharge documentation and provided tailored patient education. It has improved the quality of healthcare for patients, while expanding the role of pharmacists at Middlemore Hospital.
The Health System Improvement Guide is a celebration of the SMOOTH teams hard work, and a learning tool for other health professionals wanting to adopt and implement the programme in their own areas.
If you would like to know more about the SMOOTH programme or need support to implement the programme, please get in touch with Diana Dowdle, Delivery Manager, Ko Awatea – extension 9676.