Medication Management Event


41 Portland Place, London


28 February 2023

Electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) systems have become a norm in the UK hospitals. However, hospitals have different workflows and clinical guidelines, causing differences in how ePMA systems are used.

On 28 February 2023, Better Meds users will share some of their best practices and how they’re using different functionalities. We will also discuss future plans and innovations for ePMA development and how we can together contribute to improved patient safety with the help of digital tools.

Registration for this event has been closed

What to expect


You will meet your peers from clinical practice, exchange experience in medication management, and ask questions in a mix of keynotes and workshop sessions.


From To Title Speaker
9:00 9:30 Welcome coffee and registration
9:30 10:00 ePMA trends and strategies in the NHS Rahul Singal, Chief Pharmacy and Medicines Information Officer, NHS England
10:00 10:20 Digital transformation in SLaM and plans for the future Barbara Arroyo, Interim CCIO, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
10:20 10:40 Consolidating health data David Chalkley, Deputy CCIO and Digital Clinical Safety Lead, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
10:40 11:00 ePMA as first aid: rapid wide-scale implementation during the pandemic Anja Drobne, Registered nurse, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
Ana Kos, Registered nurse, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
11:00 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 12:30 Experience sharing with order sets Leo Martin-Scott, Digital Medicines Pharmacist, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Stefan Siekerski, Delivery Manager, Better
Warnings configuration best practices Božidarka Radović, Better Meds Product Lead, Better
Rok Lenart, Better Meds Business Analyst, Better
Better Meds DEMO Christine Wadsworth, Clinical Lead, Better
12:30 13:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 13:45 Better Meds Roadmap 2023 Božidarka Radović, Better Meds Product Lead, Better
13:45 14:30 Hospital at home: how to treat patients outside the hospital Group discussion
14:30 14:45 Optimizing the use of Better Meds: 10 tricks Christine Wadsworth, Clinical Lead, Better
14:45 14:55 Closing remarks Roko Malkoč, Better Meds Business Unit Director

Are you eager to learn more about digital medication management?

During the event, you will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues from clinical practice, share your expertise in managing medications, and seek answers to your questions through a combination of keynote speeches and hands-on workshops.

Why you should join us at Side Effects:

Better Regional Meds - Identify medication trends

Networking with clinical peers: This event provides a great opportunity to connect with other healthcare professionals and learn from each other’s experiences.

Professional development through interactive workshops: The workshops and sessions at this event are designed to help attendees improve their ePMA skills and knowledge.

Latest insights in ePMA development: Attendees will hear from experts about the latest developments in ePMA technology and how it can be used to improve patient safety.

Get answers to your dilemmas: Have specific questions or concerns about ePMA? This is your chance to get answers from experts in the field.

Customers and partners about Better Meds

“Saving time was a major benefit for going with Better Meds, and of course medical safety and reducing the number of clinical incidents. From the doctor's point of view, we quickly saw a meaningful amount of time saved.”

Nicci Wilson, ePMA Programme Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Author's Designation

“Better Meds has made my life easier in many ways. From my experience, prescriptions on an ePMA are clear and exact, so I think that medication error risks have been reduced significantly.”

Dejan Branc, Nurse, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

“We were already seeing an impact on patient safety with Better ePMA only having been in about 3-4 weeks. People seeing the change themselves whilst using the system has helped to build their confidence in what is being implemented. I see the benefits both from my ePMA lead perspective and my work as a clinician.”

Lex Moon, Lead ePMA Pharmacist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Lead ePMA Pharmacist

“I’ve found the system to be invaluable when completing audits and investigations; I’m able to see clearly what the medication was, who prescribed it, who stopped it and on what date, without having to distinguish the writing or signature. It’s much safer and enables a clear audit trail.”

Sharon Handley, Ward Sister, Wye Valley NHS Trust

Here is where you can find us in London

Situated in the heart of London, 41 Portland Place is accessible from all major London mainline rail links and is a 5-minute walk from Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tube stations.

The 88, 453 and C2 bus routes serve a bus stop outside the building.

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About Better Meds

Better Meds is an award-winning electronic prescribing and medication administration solution. It has been developed in collaboration with doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, and is easy to embed into the workflow and the technologies already in use. The solution understands the everyday challenges of a sensitive, fast-paced environment, and is by nature and design a clever collaboration tool.

Better Meds brings efficiency, transparency, and decision support to medication management. On top of that, it saves money, and time, and significantly reduces errors.
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