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Legal defence for dispensing errors now in force

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


You may have heard in the press that, as of Monday 16th April, there is now a legal defence for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians involved in inadvertent preparation or dispensing errors. This currently only applies to the community setting, and is a significant step towards a blame-free culture where reporting, sharing and learning from errors to improve patient safety is the norm.

To find out more about how this affects you, you can read the Chair of the Rebalancing Programme Board’s statement on the change, and there is also a useful FAQ document which will answer some of the questions you might have in some more detail.