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Provision of a new legal defence for Pharmacy professionals

The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) welcomes progress in the provision of a new legal defence for Pharmacy professionals should an unintentional dispensing error be made, as debated on Monday in Parliament.

Unlike other health professionals, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are currently at risk of criminal prosecution for a strict liability offence when inadvertent human error happens in the course of their professional practice. This draft order, which is due to come into force in 2018, aligns Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who are working in registered pharmacies with other health professions. It supports increased reporting of errors, without the fear of prosecution, and allows for individual and shared learning from those mistakes, leading to improved patient safety.

Chair of the GHP Graeme Richardson said ‘An open culture is key to ensuring patient safety, and this Order encourages greater reporting of and therefore learning from errors.

‘Whilst we welcome this protection for people working in registered pharmacy premises, we would encourage the same protection to be afforded to staff working in non-registered premises including hospitals, care homes and prisons. We are aware plans are in place for a similar order to apply to those other non-registered settings and we hope this can be developed without delay to ensure our members are not unduly and unfairly exposed to the risk of criminal conviction any longer than is necessary’

GHP DRAFT RESPONSE to Consultation on revalidation for pharmacy professionals

The GHP have drafted a response to the GPhC Consultation on revalidation for pharmacy professionals. We are looking for our member’s views on this important consultation.

Please have a look at our response and get in touch with Ewan Maule if you have anything to add or you disagree.

Please contact Ewan Maule with your comments… ewan.maule@nhct.nhs.uk or Tweet us @GHPPharmacy

Consultation on revalidation for pharmacy professionals – GHP response

Annual Conference 24th & 25th November 2017

The GHP will be supporting the UKCPA annual conference this year on 24th and 25th November. We will be presenting on Informed Consent and offering advice to new prescribing pharmacists.  At the conference dinner, we will present our annual silver and gold medals.

More information on the conference and how to register here.

You can view the programme here.

Working Better Together: How to build multidisciplinary and multiagency teams to improve patient care

Another programme from the Pharmacy Management Academy breaks this Spring (2017) with whole day courses from 10am to 4pm taking place at 10 locations around the United Kingdom entitled “Working Better Together: How to build multidisciplinary and multiagency teams to improve patient care”.
This unique Academy programme will focus on how to deliver projects requiring the input of multiple teams or organisations. www.pharman.co.uk/pm-leadership/pm-academy
The Academy is free to NHS Pharmacists and takes place in conveniently located venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

More information here….



For further information, please contact Katie Fraser (Senior Executive Assistant, Pharmacy Management) at katie.fraser@pharman.co.uk or on 01747 829501.