Medication is the most common intervention in healthcare.
Medication is the most common intervention in healthcare. Errors can happen at any point from prescribing to administering. In 2021/22 the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England was 1.14 billion costing the NHS £9.69 billion.
The CQC has information for practices on how to respond to patient safety. GP mythbuster 91: Patient safety alerts
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. Please see here for the most recent drug safety updates. Practices should have procedures in place to action these updates.