GPhC responds to launch of safer medicines initiative

The GPhC issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt regarding the launch of an initiative focused on reducing prescribing and medication errors:

‘The GPhC welcomes this initiative to explore ways to improve medication safety still further. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role not only in ensuring the safe supply of medicines, but also in working with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals to guard against a range of medication-related risks, including those to do with prescribing. 

‘We look forward to learning more about NHS England’s plans and how our work with the pharmacy professions and other regulators can complement this important initiative.’