RPS, PFNI and APTUK launch new error reporting standards

In collaboration with the Pharmacy Forum of Northern Ireland and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, we are proud to publish new standards for reporting, sharing, learning, taking action, and review of incidents.

They demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the pharmacy profession to support a culture of patient safety through sharing and learning from all incidents; including dispensing errors, and their implementation will improve patient safety and the quality of pharmaceutical services.

These new standards fully underpin patient safety, and were developed with the support of an expert advisory panel comprising representatives from community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy.
We also collaborated with Pharmacy Voice, the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, the UK Radiopharmacy Group and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.