MiST Collaborators Meeting

The next MiST Collaborators meeting will be held at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on 31 January.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss implementation of the standard infusion concentrations and running a workshop to find the way forward for a standardised early warning system for children.

The agenda can be downloaded here.

Please register for the meeting here.

MiST Officers

Nominations are open for the following MiST officer posts:


Vice Chair


IT (Web Secretary)

Nurse Rep

Ordinary Members (2)

Nominations can be submitted by anybody. However the person being nominated must confirm that they are willing to take on the role for 3 years!

Please submit your nomination by email here.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on friday 16 June.

Contested posts will be selected by open ballot. Uncontested posts will be ratified at the next meeting.

Learning from MERP…

Medication incident data from 2016 for the 5 centres reporting MERP data identified that medication incident related harm was mostly due to;

1. Medication prescribing inaccuracies or the omission of regular medications when either arriving at hospital or moving between wards.

2. A failure to reduce the medication dose when renal or hepatic impairment was present

Further details can be found on the medication pages.

If you have examples of care bundles or excellence in your trust which address the above harm themes, please get in touch so we can share the learning. We are particularly looking for preventative systems & structures which move away from ‘staff informed’ and demonstrate greater effectiveness and robustness.

Are you collecting MERP data or interested in getting started – please e-mail so we can include your anonymous data.

Struggling with your MERP data? Try our MERP tool to make collection and analysis easier.

MERP Datasheet v1.0

Symposium Outcome & Presentations

The summary of the outcomes and presentations from the 2017 symposium are now available here.

A follow up survey agreed at the symposium to allow all delegates to contribute toward reaching consensus on the last three drug concentrations is also live and may be found here. Please try to make tie to complete this by 24 March.


The MiST symposium and summit will be taking place in the Postgraduate Centre of Central Manchester Foundation Trust on Friday (24 February).

The final program may be downloaded here and a map of the hospital site is available here.

We look forward to welcoming all delegates to this meeting.

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