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In June 2018, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) published its guidance on how to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team. The guidance ...
19/11/2018 3
EXCLUSIVE
The UK-wide defence from criminal prosecution for pharmacy professionals who make an inadvertent dispensing error became law today (April 16), after...
16/04/2018 2
The law creates two new defences of criminal breaches of two sections of the Medicines Act 1968
It took more than a decade for the new legal defence against criminal prosecution for an inadvertent dispensing error to be laid before parliament in...
16/04/2018 5
PDA chairman Mark Koziol wrote to the pharmacy minister about the new defence
The “appointed day for the coming into force” of the long-awaited legal defence (read more below) is April 16, according to the government’s...
04/04/2018 2
The Queen signed the dispensing error legislation on February 8
In documents published last week (March 6), the government programme board set up to “rebalance” medicines legislation revealed that the defence for...
12/03/2018 5
Steve Brine: Community pharmacy faces exceptional circumstances (image credit: DH)
In a pre-recorded video address to Sigma Pharmaceuticals’ annual conference in Borneo this morning (February 12), Mr Brine said the initiative will “...
12/02/2018 4
A legal defence from inadvertent dispensing errors is expected early this year
The announcement of almost 200 Lloydspharmacy closures, an average 13% drop in income for four in five contractors in England, and dispensing drugs...
10/01/2018 0
Julie Cooper, MP for Burnley: Consider further legislation to ensure inadvertent errors are totally decriminalised
Speaking at a debate in parliament on the draft dispensing errors defence yesterday (December 4), Julie Cooper said that although the Labour party...
05/12/2017 1
Earlier this month, the government finally published legislation which, when it comes into force – expected to be early next year – will...
28/11/2017 2
There is nothing like the feeling of seeing a drug arrive in the delivery that you don’t remember checking, but you do remember checking a very...
02/11/2017 9

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