New project supporting primary care cluster engagement

Samantha Horwill
September 17, 2021

World Patient Safety Day was established by the World Health Organisation in 2019 and is observed annually on 17 September. Objectives of the day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in health care safety, and promote global action to prevent and reduce avoidable harm in health care.


It seems timely that today we can announce our latest project enabling Primary Care Cluster engagement for the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre (AWTTC).


Yma has been invited to work with the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) to establish a primary care cluster engagement forum. Over the course of the next 12 months, we will test how this kind of engagement can advise on how to land new guidelines well, paying attention to how topics connect with what matters to the people working in primary care. It will also be a space to provide feedback on how the implementation of new guidelines has progressed in primary care; and to highlight questions and potential topics for future consideration.


Kath Haines, Head of the Welsh Analytical Prescribing Support Unit (WAPSU) in AWTTC says ”The AWMSG and the AWTTC are committed to enhancing engagement with NHS Wales clinicians. We are looking forward to working in partnership with Yma to develop prescribing guidance and practical tools in alliance with general practitioners with a prescribing lead role, to support the promotion of best practice and ultimately improve patient safety in Wales.”


We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to taking yet another step towards creating the conditions where primary care in Wales thrives.

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