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Neil McKinnon

Headshot of Neil McKinnon - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
Innovation Fund Recipient

SafetyNET-Rx: Development and Testing of Evaluation Guides

Neil McKinnon and his research team at Dalhousie University received $48,000 from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Innovation Fund to support SafetyNET-Rx, a standardized community pharmacy quality improvement program. Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants and technicians learn to identify and categorize specific medication errors and “near misses” (errors intercepted before a patient receives a prescription), then anonymously submit each error to a national database for subsequent analysis so pharmacy may implement practice changes to help prevent such errors from occurring again.

Related links:

2016 news article – SafetyNET-Rx has been a game changer

2014 news article – SK adopts SafetyNET-Rx for quality assurance

2010 news article – CFP announces 2010 Innovation Fund Grant winner

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As a registered charity, the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is uniquely positioned to fund practical research and innovative practice models at the grassroots level, as well as recognize the leaders of today and tomorrow. Our vision is to be a catalyst for change in the profession of pharmacy by seeking out, nurturing and inspiring innovation. Your donations are a way to give back to a profession that has much to look forward to. Thank you for your support.