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

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

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