Independent report

Medication errors: short life working group report

A review on the extent of medication errors and recommendations to reduce medication-related harm in England.



The Short Life Working Group report makes recommendations for a programme of work to tackle medication error and improve medicine safety.

The Department of Health and Social Care also asked the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU) to review the evidence on medication errors in England. You can find out more on the EEPRU website.

Following on from this report, a first set of indicators for safer prescribing has been published.

Published 23 February 2018