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The NPA has told pharmacy teams to continue reporting incidents
The NPA shared the data in its latest medication safety officer (MSO) report, published last week (October 24).   The report also found that the...
28/10/2020 4
The sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is an activity that treads the fine line between safety and convenience. Pharmacists stand on that line...
22/09/2020 8
NPA: Workplace pressures and look-alike, sound-alike drugs are among reasons for errors
Dispensing errors accounted for 86% of the incidents reported in the final quarter of 2019, the NPA revealed in its latest MSO report, published last...
11/03/2020 1
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Samantha, 22 years old, approaches the pharmacy counter and asks to speak to the pharmacist in private. “This is so embarrassing, but I need a cream...
26/02/2020 0
Omeprazole is part of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class of medicines.(1) Although these medicines do not fall into a national target group for...
12/06/2019 0
DH: Contingency plans for OTC products for specific health conditions will be put in place
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is working with NHS England to identify which of the 500 OTC medicines with an “EU touchpoint” are “...
26/02/2019 1
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
NHS England recommends wet-combing for headlice, reserving treatments for "exceptions" only
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
17/08/2018 4
NHS England has listed 35 conditions where OTC sales should replace prescriptions
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
12/07/2018 1
Last month, NHS England published a list of 35 conditions it described as “self-limiting” or “suitable for self-care”, and for which it wants to see...
20/04/2018 5

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