Response to medication harm reports

Janice Perkins FRPharmS, Chair of the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, has issued a statement responding to Jeremy Hunt's recommendations for a programme of work to tackle medication error and improve medicine safety. "Whilst undoubtedly distressing, the findings of today’s reports into medication error re-enforce the importance that every part of the health and care system … Continue reading Response to medication harm reports

CPPE patient safety campaign

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) launched a new patient safety learning campaign, beginning Monday 26 February.  This learning campaign uses a real-life patient safety incident to explore inherent risks in pharmacy practice, to support pharmacy professionals to develop and maintain a safer culture. CPPE’s patient safety campaign takes place over six weeks, with … Continue reading CPPE patient safety campaign

Safer dispensing

Some of the MSOs on the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group have been working closely with a collaborative of Academic Health Science Networks in the North West on a project which aims to improve the safety of medication dispensing in primary care by combining human factors and quality improvement sciences. The project uses the ‘Training … Continue reading Safer dispensing