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Patient Safety

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Pharmacy safety organisation targets LASA errors

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group cites reducing look alike, sound alike errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.

Legal defence for dispensing errors improving patient safety, survey finds

Pharmacy teams are less afraid of reporting dispensing errors since the legal defence was introduced, a new survey suggests.

Pharmacy teams highlight valproate risks

Pharmacy teams are raising awareness of the risks associated with valproate medicines and pregnancy – but more needs to be done.

Patient safety resources launched to support PQS

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group and PSNC release two pharmacy quality scheme resources. 

‘Notable number’ of DOAC dispensing errors reported

Dispensing errors involving direct oral anticoagulants are highlighted in Medication Safety Officer’s report.

Pharmacists urged to make Yellow Card reports

While Yellow Card reports doubled between 2009 and 2017, 2018 saw a “significant decrease in reports from some healthcare professional groups”

NPA: Self-checking still posing risk to patients

Pharmacists having to check their own prescriptions continues to lead to patient safety incidents, the National Pharmacy Association has reported

CPPSG wants your views on patient safety

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has launched a survey to capture honest opinions on current patient safety incident reporting

Unsafe staffing levels a growing issue says PDA

Very few UK community pharmacies have safe staffing levels ‘all the time’, a survey of pharmacists suggests

New resources on LASA medicines

There are new resources to help pharmacy teams with discussions around look-alike sound-alike (LASA) errors

Consumers don’t appreciate risks with OTC medicines

Patients believe non-prescription medicines are too weak to cause any real harm and can overdose, US research finds

Government to address medication errors in NHS

The Government is launching a series of measures to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety

CPPE patient safety learning campaign starts

CPPE’s latest learning campaign on patient safety begins today. Register now to take part and make a pledge

GPhC responds to concerns over Bawa-Garba case

The GPhC has emphasised the importance of error reporting in light of case of convicted and struck-off paediatrician

Workload pressures are a sector-wide issue and need to be addressed

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. I spent an hour recently in a dispensary waiting to interview the pharmacist. It was mayhem. That is by no means being derogatory to the highly organised pharmacist, who was on top of her game, or her excellent (and sufficient in numbers) support staff. It was simply the sheer number of demands she was juggling as the tumult raged around her. It was humbling and rather scary.

Inside Out investigation: Pharmacy feeling the pressure

The BBC’s Inside Out programme has sparked a furious debate about workload pressures and staffing levels in pharmacy

GPhC keen to work with PDA to improve patient safety

Pharmacy’s regulator has called for professional bodies to work together on patient safety agenda

PDA launches charter and campaign for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a Safer Pharmacies Charter with the aim of improving patient safety through better working conditions

Advances in pharmacy innovation showcased in Wales

The importance of innovation in pharmacy practice is being explored today as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales hosts its annual Medicines Safety Conference.

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

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