San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We have launched a public consultation into a new defence against criminal prosecution for pharmacy professionals if they make an inadvertent dispensing error. We are also consulting on changes to the regulation of pharmacy premises. The views of all pharmacy users, patients and pharmacy professionals are critically important. This event is a chance for members of the public to discuss what the proposals mean and to give their views.
The changes are crucial to driving high quality patient care and improving patient safety, developing pharmacy practice and enabling innovation. They will bring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, who inadvertently make dispensing errors, more in line with the handling of errors made by other healthcare professionals. By removing the fear of criminal prosecution, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy teams will be encouraged to report more dispensing errors, so the NHS can learn from when things go wrong, and stop them happening again. In the unlikely event that a pharmacy professional deliberately sets out to harm patients, they would continue to face the full force of criminal law.
The proposals are UK-wide and have been developed by a multi-disciplinary Board with representatives from the 4 countries of the UK.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the event.
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Department of Health (England)
The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.