PV wants pharmacy staff views on patient safety

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PV wants pharmacy staff views on patient safety

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Pharmacy Voice (PV) has launched an anonymous patient safety survey for community pharmacy staff to gather views on current patient safety incident reporting and the learning processes currently in place.

The aim is to identify any obstacles which prevent open and honest reporting and find out more about the safety culture across the sector from the perspective of frontline teams. This will allow PV's Patient Safety Group to develop practical solutions for the issues community pharmacy staff encounter day to day.

Janice Perkins, pharmacy superintendent of Well and chair of the Patient Safety Group, said: “Contributions from frontline pharmacy teams provided through this survey will be really useful in helping us shape our future patient safety work and lobbying activities, with a view to enabling easier reporting and more valuable learning for pharmacy teams across all parts of the sector.”

To this end, the survey will help to shape PV discussions with key national stakeholders, such as the GPhC and NHS England, as well as helping develop its response to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Association of Pharmacy Technicians’ draft professional standards for error reporting.

The survey is open until early February. To take part, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/pvsafety.

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