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patient-safetySeptember 15 2014

Pharmacy organisations have signed up to an NHS initiative to improve patient safety while outlining how they can support community pharmacy in this task.

Pharmacy Voice, which represents pharmacy contractors has committed to NHS England’s ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign. This “aims to ensure that all healthcare organisations structure their future plans around common goals defined by the campaign.”

Pharmacy Voice has committed to:

• focus on medicines optimisation through on-going work streams;
• continue to engage with public and stakeholder consultations, keeping patient safety at the forefront of all of its responses;
• feed into the Falsified Medicines Directive work to help prevent the entry of falsified medicines into the legal supply chain;
• continue to conduct annual practice-based audits which over 11,500 pharmacies can take part in; and
• produce practical advice, and discussion / evidence papers to keep pharmacy staff informed and up to date on topics and developments that could impact on patient safety.

Pharmacy Voice’s chief executive Rob Darracott said the organisation had “highlighted the work community pharmacists do day in day out to keep people safe, because this aspect of our role is often overlooked.

“This campaign now gives us the opportunity to highlight how we as an organisation are taking that a stage further. We are now using a whole sector view to identify specific patient safety concerns that we can actively work on, either through turning reporting into learning, or working with other stakeholders to improve clarity for the public in packaging, information or approach.

“Pharmacy Voice regards collaboration between the different health professions as something that we all must work to strengthen and this campaign is a positive way to begin this process.”

Links:

Pharmacy Voice

NHS England Sign up to Safety

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