The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group (CPPSG) is now entering into its fourth year of collaborative sharing and learning and has published its 2019 priorities.
The group, made up of community pharmacy Medication Safety Officers (MSOs) from across the sector, has representation from all community pharmacy chains with over 50 branches, as well as the National Pharmacy Association to represent independent pharmacies. It provides a forum for these community pharmacy organisations to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, as well as from other sectors and industries, so that these can collectively improve patient care and reduce harm.
Commenting on the 2019 priorities, APTUK President said, “The CPPSG resource hub provides important information for pharmacy technicians to support their learning and improve patient safety. Continually learning gives pharmacy technicians the opportunity to demonstrate the delivery of safe and effective care to patients and the public. It is positive that the 2019 priorities link with the World Health Organization’s global Medication without Harm challenge and the work of the Rebalancing Programme Board in driving a culture of reporting, learning, sharing, taking action and review of incidents”.
Further information about the Group and the resources can be found at Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group
APTUK members are able to access and undertake the ‘Patient safety in community pharmacy’ CPD module that looks at the importance of reporting patient safety incidents, barriers and enablers to doing this, incident management and the process that occurs after an incident is reported.