Patient safety culture and practice: have your say

Today (Tuesday 2 April 2019) the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group launches a survey for community pharmacy teams to gather feedback on reporting and learning culture The anonymous survey is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and all other pharmacy team members. It aims to capture honest opinions on current patient safety incident reporting and learning … Continue reading Patient safety culture and practice: have your say

Safer modification of food and drink

In June 2018, NHS improvement, the British Dietetic Association and the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists issued a Patient Safety Alert regarding the use of food thickening (or texture modifying) products for people with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). There have been a number of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) … Continue reading Safer modification of food and drink

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