Patients Association

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

Safer delivery of medicines

Most community pharmacies already offer secure medication delivery services to patients in their homes, especially for older or more vulnerable patients. As many pharmacies have reported significant increases in requests for these services from patients and their families, the community pharmacy Patient Safety Group felt that this was an important focus area for improvement across … Continue reading Safer delivery of medicines

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

Safety culture survey

In early 2016, we ran an anonymous survey for all community pharmacy staff across the country to gather views on current patient safety incident reporting and learning processes in place. Patient safety is a fundamental consideration for all frontline health professionals and their employers and the community pharmacy representative bodies are committed to keeping a focus … Continue reading Safety culture survey

Patient Safety Forum

On the 30th November 2015, the Patient Safety Group used its inaugural Patient Safety Forum to debate core principles for patient safety incident reporting and learning across the community pharmacy network. The core principles will subsequently be adopted and embedded into organisational policies across the sector, aiming to improve patient safety in community pharmacy. The Patient Safety Forum, supported … Continue reading Patient Safety Forum