PQS: Patient safety report quality criterion resource published

PQS: Patient safety report quality criterion resource published

October 30, 2019

Community pharmacy contractors may now want to consider starting work on compiling their new patient safety report to meet the patient safety report quality criterion (if they have not already started on this) as a new resource to support contractors with this has now been published.

PSNC has worked with the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group to produce Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) – Completing the Patient Safety Report which provides contractors with information on what they need to do to meet the quality criterion, as well as worked examples of the monthly and annual patient safety report templates.

Further information on this quality criterion is also available in the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) guidance (pages 26-27). Monthly and annual patient safety report templates, which contractors can choose to use, are available in Annex 4 and 5 in the NHSE&I PQS guidance. PSNC has made available standalone versions of these patient safety report templates (available as a Word document or PDF).

Patient safety report templates

A template to collate and review patient safety incidents each month: 

A template to complete the annual written patient safety report:

Pharmacy professionals are advised, if they have not already done so, to complete the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Reducing look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) errors e-learning and assessment before completing the patient safety report (this is a separate quality criterion of the PQS) as demonstrable learnings from the CPPE LASA e-learning should also be incorporated into the safety report.

A patient safety information page is also available on the PSNC website which contains a quick reference guide to patient safety alerts, recalls, advice and guidance relating to patient safety which have previously been highlighted as news stories on the PSNC website and a link to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency monthly drug safety updates.

Further information on how to meet this quality criterion can be found atpsnc.org.uk/pqspatientsafetyreport

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