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dispensingerrorsOctober 26 2015

Draft legislation to decriminalise dispensing errors could be laid in Parliament before the end of this year. However, no anticipated date of implementation has yet been issued as the draft orders will be subject to a period of scrutiny.

 

Under the legislation, a defence will be provided to cover single errors and genuine mistakes, says the parliamentary All Party Pharmacy Group. It has met with Ken Jarrold, Chair of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board, to raise its concerns that “progress towards decriminalisation has been too slow.”

In a statement issued after the meeting, the APPG says that Mr Jarrold has ministerial support for his plans, and the draft orders have been approved by parliamentary counsel, with some changes made in light of the consultation process.

The APPG points out: “Whilst the legislation provides a statutory basis for the treatment of errors, Ken Jarrold explained that it should be regarded as a framework for the cultural and behavioural change that needs to follow.

“In particular it was agreed that this must foster a strong culture of error reporting and learning from errors. The Group’s officers felt strongly that this had been hampered by the current legislative treatment of dispensing errors.”

Links:

APPG statement

The GHS article: Dispensing errors

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