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The Medication Safety Officer on patient safety

Leyla Hannbeck summarises her latest Medication Safety Officer's report

An institutional prejudice

Seeing an article in the Daily Telegraph of December 27, 2016 by the chief nursing officer at NHS England (Jane Cummings) about doing more to treat patients at home made me wonder whether Keith Ridge, the chief pharmaceutical officer, would be able to write an equivalent piece. Ms Cummings makes much of the great pressures the NHS is facing and about it having to adapt to meet the ever-growing demands on it. She talks of more resources going into general practice and other facilities. What would Dr Ridge be able to write?

Health warning: safety margin has been cut

A dispensing error has made the news. An unconscious baby was rushed to hospital after being given an anti-psychotic drug, olanazapine, instead of omeprazole. It was a case of the right label, wrong drug. The impact of such incidents on the patient and their family is uppermost in our minds when things go wrong because we share the pain, feel the anger, experience the hurt and reflect on the sorrow made worse by the fact that we’re to blame. Saying sorry is never enough, and there are no words to embroider around that fact.

Quarterly summary of patients safety incidents

Leyla Hannbeck reports on current medicine safety issues

Minimising your risk of dispensing errors

Advice from the NPA on reducing the risk of dispensing errors

Superintendent update on dispensing process

Tips from the NPA's Chief Pharmacist on best practice for dispensing

So, you made an error?

Numark’s Gary Choo explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors

Dispensing errors: reducing the risks

Gary Choo, Numark’s head of information services, explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors



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