Saturday, September 04, 2010

NHS Tayside - Transportation of drugs

Last month, I reported upon a useful and productive meeting I had with the Chair, Chief Executive and Head of Pharmacy at NHS Tayside about the transportation of drugs issue. I had previously raised concerns about this matter.

As reported in today's Courier, the issues have been resolved and I pay tribute to NHS Tayside for its willingness to discuss my concerns and react positively to the points I made. Here is the letter that I have received from the NHS Tayside Chief Executive :

Dear Councillor Macpherson

SERVICE 333: PERTH ROYAL INFIRMARY/NINEWELLS - TRANSFER OF DRUGS VIA HOSPITAL LINK BUS

Thank you for coming to see us last week. I hope you found our meeting helpful.

Just to confirm that following our meeting we have agreed to:-

1 Take a paper to our Improvement and Quality/Clinical Governance Committee of the Board explaining the arrangements for transport of non controlled medicines from Ninewells Hospital to Perth Royal Infirmary and to ask for their endorsement of the arrangements.

2 To retain the paperwork associated with the receipt and recording of medicines from Ninewells Hospital to Perth Royal Infirmary for a period of 6 months.

I trust this confirms your understanding of our discussions.

Yours sincerely
Professor Tony Wells
Chief Executive