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Leyla Hannbeck: Pharmacies continue to report understaffing is contributing to errors
Rosuvastatin and rivaroxaban dispensed in place of each other was the most common type of “wrong drug” patient safety incident reported to the...
31/07/2019 3
NPA: The right process may not always have been followed when handing trays to patients
National Pharmacy Association (NPA) director of pharmacy Leyla Hannbeck used her latest update to superintendents to flag the common dispensing...
19/07/2019 17
Leyla Hannbeck: Reclassification of pregabalin and gabapentin could lead to fewer prescriptions
Gabapentin and pregabalin continue to be among the most commonly confused medicines in pharmacies, Leyla Hannbeck's revealed in her latest MSO report...
01/05/2019 9
HRT preparations are a common source of 'look-alike, sound-alike' errors
Speaking exclusively to C+D yesterday (April 30), Leyla Hannbeck said: “Dealing with ongoing medicine shortages on a daily basis puts additional...
01/05/2019 2
NPA: A lack of staff is forcing pharmacists to self-check
The number of reports citing “work and environment factors” as the main contributor rose by 2% in the three months to December – compared with July-...
14/02/2019 19
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

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