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Patient Safety

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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.

Call for pharmacy technicians to share Covid experiences

Pharmacists and technicians asked to share experiences of how they adapted practices to ensure patient safety during Covid-19 pandemic 

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

MHRA launches Covid-19 Yellow Card reporting site

The MHRA has launched a new Yellow Card reporting site specifically for Covid-19 healthcare products.

Evidence lacking for hub & spoke says NPA

There is little existing evidence that hub and spoke saves money or improves patient safety, the NPA claimed.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

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. 

Medical care harms 1 in 20 patients

Drugs and other treatments accounted for half of all reported incidents of preventable patient harm in a study.

‘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.

Unification after Gosport

The GPhC, RPS and APTUK have collectively published a resource to learn from the Gosport Independent Panel report.

New resources on LASA medicines

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

Online FMD advice issued

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued online guidance for community pharmacies to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive.



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