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The group (see more details below) – which consists of representatives of all of the larger pharmacy chains, as well as the National Pharmacy...
04/05/2018 24
EXCLUSIVE
Leyla Hannbeck: Controlled drugs continue to be one area pharmacists "still a bit unsure of"
Antidepressant escitalopram and proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole were the third most commonly confused medicines dispensed in pharmacies in the...
06/11/2017 4
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Leyla Hannbeck: NPA will be closely monitoring the increase in workload
The number of error reports citing “work and environment factors” as the main contributor rose by 6% in the three months to June, the NPA revealed in...
24/07/2017 21
The group consists of MSOs of large community pharmacy organisations and the NPA
The group (see more details below), which consists of representatives of all of the larger pharmacy chains, as well as the National Pharmacy...
04/07/2017 12
One anonymised incident included 21 failed deliveries to one patient
"A number of serious delivery incidents" at Boots UK prompted the health and beauty giant to call for "policy guidance on delivery issues", according...
28/06/2017 13
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Rose Marie Parr: There are only so many pharmacists and technicians
In 2015, the Scottish government earmarked £16.2 million over three years to employ 140 pharmacists to work within GP practices. Last year, it...
21/06/2017 4
The NPA reminded pharmacists not to rely on EPS systems to label items correctly
Errors involving EPS contributed to 4% of incidents between January and March, including failures to clarify doses and failure to "write out...
31/05/2017 5
EXCLUSIVE
APTUK raised "concerns" about technician roles with the DH last year
APTUK told the Department of Health (DH) it is concerned that “the pharmacy technician role may be replaced with a dispensing assistant to reduce...
19/04/2017 5
The group alleges that Tesco commercial manager pharmacy lead Mark Raffaitin has failed to provide an adequate explanation for why the supermarket...
23/08/2016 7
But maybe we should be focusing as much on the latter as on the former, these days. I say this because of two coincident events. First, a meeting –...
25/07/2016 2

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