Emily Whales

Project Lead for Medicines Safety

Medicines Safety Improvement Programme

Emily is a Pharmacy Technician and has over 24 years’ work experience which spans both primary and secondary healthcare. She started her career in an Acute Hospital Trust before moving to work in primary care where she provided GP practice and community pharmacy support. Progressing her experience, Emily worked in a Community Health Services Trust where she provided medicines management support to community teams such as District Nurses, School Nursing Teams and Community Hospitals.

In her most recent role Emily worked as a Lead Medicines Safety Technician leading on areas such as medication incident investigation and associated learning outcomes and implementation of safe and secure handling of medicines standards within an Acute Hospital.

Emily is currently at the AHSN on secondment for 18 months as Project Lead for Medicines Safety working on the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme. The focus of this programme is to reduce severe avoidable medication related harm by reducing inappropriate high dose opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain and support safer administration of medicines in care homes.

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