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DH to launch crackdown on prescribing errors


2012 data. Since then we've had introduced: electronic prescribing (with integral alerts), Scriptswitch, Practice Pharmacist, and CCG Prescribing Management Team oversight. Firstly, I doubt the 2012 figure is correct. Secondly, with Jeremy Hunt failing to act on Francis's main findings and stifling NICE's work on safe clinical staffing ratios; ignoring staffing, funding and beds crises of his making; and hiding the damage that 2012 and subsequent reforms are doing to patients - I hardly think, 'Herbert', that he can be framed as a champion for patient safety. BTW, I am forced by prescribing software to choose "medication error" option when cancelling an issue of any drug on patients' medication list...which may cast some doubt on the quality of information that is being thrown at us.

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06 Sep 2017

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