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New elearning programme explains the dm+d (dictionary of medicines + devices)

Rachel Gowland, 9 September 2021
dictionary of medicines and devices programme

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), NHSX, NHS Digital and NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) to create a new elearning programme.

The elearning resource explains what the dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) standard is, the benefits of using it, and how dm+d can be implemented in secondary care, including hospitals, clinics and community care settings across England.

The animated elearning sessions aim to unlock safer care by covering key areas related to the dm+d standards.

  1. What is dm+d: introduces the dm+d standard in non-technical terms and outlines what is provided, its purpose, and benefits for patient safety. This session is for clinical and non-clinical staff.
  2. Why you should adopt the dm+d standard: outlines the benefits of implementing dm+d and explains who needs to be involved. This session is for clinical staff.
  3. How to adopt the dm+d standard: provides relevant information, including NHS Blueprinting and requirements to embed dm+d. This session is for organisations who are about to implement dm+d and those who want to further their understanding for what it means to be compliant with the dm+d standard.

Each of the sessions takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and contributes to your continuing professional development. A certificate can be downloaded on completion of each session.

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To read more about the background to this elearning programme, please visit the programme page.

This programme will become available via ESR.

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