Avoiding Patient Harm Through the Application of Prescribing Safety Indicators in English General Practices (PROTECT).

East MidlandsGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 21 Nov 2018 End Date: 22 Jan 2022


The overall aim of the PRoTeCT study is to evaluate two different approaches aimed at improving the safety of prescribing medicines in English general practices, and generate NHS policy recommendations.

The PRoTeCT research programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR) and will run from March 2017 to August 2021.

How will this be achieved?

In the PRoTeCT study the two different approaches to protect patients who may be at an increased risk of harm from their medicines will be evaluated through a series of four linked Work Packages (WPs) and an economic evaluation.

Professor Tony Avery