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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
NPA: Incidents of patients receiving the wrong medicine increased 17% this quarter
When the NPA asked pharmacists to specify where in the dispensing process errors were occurring, it identified that “a lot of mistakes happen...when...
08/11/2018 22
The Department of Health and Social Care’s board set up to ‘rebalance’ pharmacy legislation is currently consulting [until September 11] on a...
10/09/2018 2
“Leicester doctor convicted over death of six-year-old boy.” That was the headline splashed all over the newspapers back in 2014, outcry that...
03/09/2018 0
Leyla Hannbeck: GDPR could have prompted more frequent use of NPA's error reporting platform
There was a 64% increase in patient safety incidents reported between March and June, compared with the first three months of the year, and “reports...
20/08/2018 4
Should you tell your pre-reg they are not cut out for a career in pharmacy?
You have serious concerns about a pre-registration trainee who works in your pharmacy. He is disorganised, and your system of checks has revealed...
31/07/2018 3
Dr Bawa-Garba's case prompted backlash from the medical profession (credit: Steven Scott Taylor / Alamy Stock Photo)
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group made the comments in its contributions submitted to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review of gross...
03/07/2018 4
Community pharmacy seems to have had more than its fair share of knock backs lately, given the essential advisory, medicines supply and clinical...
05/06/2018 7
NPA: Sending medicines with a patient's personal data to the wrong person would be a data breach
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which comes into force on May 25 – “sending personal data to an incorrect recipient”, would be...
17/05/2018 5
NPA: Posting medicines through a letterbox should be a last resort
The most common errors included medication delivered to the wrong address and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for delivery drivers not – or...
16/05/2018 8

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