Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group: share your views to improve national incident reporting systems

Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group: share your views to improve national incident reporting systems

December 12, 2017

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, made up of community pharmacy Medication Safety Officers from across the sector, provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations to openly share and learn from each other in order to collectively improve patient care, drive incident reporting and learning, and reduce harm.

The Group is helping to test and design a new reporting and learning system for the NHS as part of NHS Improvement’s Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System project, which will replace the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in England. Since 2005, pharmacies have been required to record patient safety incidents in an incident log and report these to the NRLS. You can help inform the development of this project by taking part in their survey which is open until the end of January 2018.

The Group is also looking to make its work more accessible and transparent to anyone who is interested. If you would like to stay up to date on what the Group is working on, you can follow their dedicated Twitter handle @PharmacySafety. If there is something in particular you think they should look into or hear about, please send an email to contact@pharmacysafety.org.

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group’s priorities for 2018 have recently been published on their website.



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