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patient safety


New valproate safety materials released by MHRA

Updated regulatory measures are now in place to reduce the known harms from valproate.

09 Feb 2024 , 3 Min Article


‘Lack of clarity’ on pharmacy delivery drivers’ roles, coroner warns GPhC

Hull coroner writes to GPhC after investigating death of patient who fell at home

18 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

Public health

Health leaders still letting down valproate patients, warns safety commissioner

Patients still 'left to pick up the pieces' after leadership failures, writes patient safety commissioner.

14 Jul 2023 , 2 Min Article

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Substance misuse

Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

PHE issues a national alert after an "unprecedented number of overdoses".

18 Aug 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Sharp drop in pharmacy safety reports during pandemic

Pharmacies may not be reporting incidents due to Covid-19 work pressures, the NPA has warned.

27 Oct 2020 , 1 Min Article