Get It On Time campaign - what hospitals can do
Whether you are a hospital pharmacist,
doctor or nurse, there are a number of things you can do to help
people with Parkinson's get their
medication on time, every time, during their hospital stay.
Hospital medicines management audit
The Parkinson's hospital medicines
management audit is for use by pharmacists, nurses,
neurologists and geriatricians working in hospitals.
Hospital stays can be extended if medication is not managed
appropriately. This audit allows you to measure your hospital
performance against key standards.
The audit includes a patient questionnaire to measure the
experiences of people with Parkinson's who have been in
If you can get the management of medication right for
Parkinson's patients, you are likely to have processes in place
that work for all other conditions.
Medicine management training DVD
Our free 10-minute DVD is for hospital ward staff. You can
watch it online or order a free copy.
Get It On Time - Medicine management for
patients with Parkinson's DVD
It explains how important it is that people with Parkinson's get
their medication on time, and what steps can be taken to ensure
Other actions to take in your hospital
We'd love to hear from you if you have examples of how you've improved your processes - or if you need support.
- Introduce a system to alert the local specialist Parkinson's
nurse when a person with Parkinson's is admitted.
- Introduce a self-administration policy for patients with
- Highlight that a patient has Parkinson's in their patient files
by using an electronic flagging system
- Use our Get It On Time resources
and information sheets.
- Use pill timers or alarm clocks on the ward to remind staff
about patients whose medication is due at different times to the
standard drug rounds.
- Tell your colleagues about the Get It On
Time campaign and why the timing of medication is so
- Contact your local Parkinson's UK
education and training officer to organise a training
- Talk to people with Parkinson's about their experiences and
- Report incidents involving Parkinson's medication to the
National Patient Safety Agency
(NPSA) or to the local, multidisciplinary medication incident
reporting and monitoring system in place at your hospital.
Share your success
We are always looking to share good practice examples from
around the UK with other hospitals who are looking to improve their
If you work in a hospital and have been auditing processes
around the administration of Parkinson's medication or working to
improve the experience of people with Parkinson's, we'd love to
hear from you.
If you want support to improve processes in your hospital, we
can help. We can put you in contact with people with Parkinson's in
your area and share examples of good practice from around the
Contact us on 020 7963 9332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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