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
We publish two informative Bulletins every year to keep people updated on our work and to share any of our recently published resources.
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
In 2015, the Patient Safety Group worked closely with UK Medicines Information (UKMi) to further develop their risk assessment tool, which is used regularly in secondary care settings, to make the tool more accessible and valuable for community pharmacy teams. The Community Pharmacy Medication Safety Risk Assessment Tool is designed as an aid in the … Continue reading Medication risk assessment tool
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
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