Dispensing errors: reducing the risks



This article explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors.


To reduce your chances of making a dispensing error, and handling the situation effectively if you do.


After completing this module you should:

  • Understand how to reduce your chances of being involved with a dispensing error.
  • Be familiar with the steps to take should a dispensing error occur.


Gary Choo is Numark's head of information services.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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