Safeguarding children and adults at risk briefing

Throughout 2016, Pharmacy Voice’s Patient Safety Group has sought to better understand and to clarify the role of community pharmacists and their teams in safeguarding children and adults at risk.

A detailed briefing has been developed which sets out a series of practice principles for community pharmacies to use in setting their own internal polices and procedures.

Please click here to read the briefing.

On behalf of the Patient Safety Group, Victoria Steele, MSO and Deputy Superintendent at LloydsPharmacy, has also led the development of a generic policy which supports the principles outlined in this briefing.  Some of the community pharmacy Medication Safety Officers have already started using this, alongside other materials, to set their own internal policies and procedures.

Please click here to access the generic safeguarding policy.