ePrescribing Adoption Video

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust




Electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) systems are heralded as adding significant benefits to the quality of care delivered to patients. The intention of the Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust ePrescribing film project was to create a short film that will aid and support our in depth training sessions and communications work-streams at key stages throughout the overall ePrescribing and EDS project lifecycle.

Whilst promoting the value adding benefits for our patients and highlighting aspects of implementation, we also felt it was essential to communicate the human dimension of large scale change initiatives. Understanding this is critical to the success of any improvement project. We explored this by engaging with our many stakeholders and seeking clarification around themes, key questions and concerns. It is important in any process that staff are engaged in a supportive, informative and motivational way so that new ways of working can be adopted with confidence rather than met with resistance. Our aim for the film is to show that the introduction of ePrescribing will support and enable Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust to make quality improvements to the hard work already being done, improve patient safety and the quality of care that we give to our patients at all stages of the medicines use process.

We feel the film will be of significant importance as an engagement and communication tool. We hope that after viewing the film staff will feel encouraged to approach ePrescribing with confidence and enthusiasm as our Trust continues to embrace new and dynamic ways of working.

Leah Richards
Transformation Support Manager

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