Valproate medicines are used in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and occasionally to prevent migraine headaches. If taken during pregnancy, there is a significant risk that babies may be born with birth defects. Women and girls using valproate medicines must now be protected by a Pregnancy Prevention Programme, which brings valproate in line with other … Continue reading Valproate safety
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group is looking to ensure we are more joined up and working more closely with patients and patient groups on our shared goals around improving safety culture, transparency and learning across the community pharmacy sector for the benefit of patients. One of the organisations we will look to support, promote … Continue reading Patients Association
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In September 2014, on behalf of the community pharmacy sector, Pharmacy Voice committed to NHS England’s Sign up to Safety campaign, and outlined what it was doing to support the role that community pharmacy can play in putting patient safety at the heart of the NHS. NHS England’s vision is for the NHS to become … Continue reading Sign up to Safety