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Consultation launched on new pharmacy dispensing errors and standards

13th February 2015

Pharmacy professionals are being asked to give their opinions on new proposals on pharmacy dispensing errors and standards that are being drafted to apply to the whole of the UK.

The changes aim to address imbalances between legislation and regulation and provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who inadvertently make dispensing errors with a defence against criminal prosecution.

A consultation on the subject has been launched this week and will run until May 14th 2015.

By removing the fear of criminal prosecution, it is hoped that pharmacy staff will be encouraged to report more dispensing errors, thus allowing them to learn from mistakes and deliver safer standards of practice.

Ken Jarrold, chair of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board, said: "I know that these proposals are of immense importance and interest to pharmacy professionals and users, and I urge you to give them serious consideration and to let us know your views."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801775276-ADNFCR

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