Pharmacy stakeholder group produces Patient Safety Professional Standards

Community Pharmacy England and others have contributed to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) revised professional standards for responding to patient safety incidents.

The Patient Safety Professional Standards: Responding to Patient Safety Incidents has been developed by the RPS, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and Pharmacy Forum NI, with the support of a steering group and a public consultation. Community Pharmacy England was part of the steering group alongside representatives from the NHS, professional bodies, and regulators.

Following the public consultation, the steering group discussed the proposed changes to ensure the standards were “current, in scope and fit for purpose”.

The work on the standards was prompted by a review and was updated to incorporate key regulation changes and guidance from NHS England and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Updates were also made to the terminology and the inclusion of just culture and duty of candour.

Read the standards

To support the launch of the standards, the RPS is hosting a patient safety standards webinar to provide more information about what is new with the standards, who they’re for and how to use them. Follow this link to register for the event being held on Thursday 9th May 2024, 7-8 pm.

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