Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

The Patient Safety Group has sought to better understand and to clarify the role of community pharmacists and their teams in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. A detailed briefing has been developed which sets out a series of practice principles for community pharmacies to use in setting their own internal polices and procedures. Read the briefing … Continue reading Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Liquid preparations and calculations

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has looked at how making small practice changes in community pharmacies could help to minimise some of the risks of dispensing incidents involving liquid preparations (often for babies, children and vulnerable adults). Following analysis of data from 6,796 pharmacies, it was found that around 60 dispensing incidents involving ranitidine liquid for … Continue reading Liquid preparations and calculations