Today Pharmacy Voice publishes its second Patient Safety Bulletin launching an anonymous survey for community pharmacy staff.
The survey aims to provide current insight into what the patient safety culture and practice looks like across the community pharmacy sector from the perspective of frontline teams. The anonymous and easy-to-complete survey focuses on patient safety incident reporting and learning process in place within businesses and any barriers to reporting. The survey will be open until February 2016 and Pharmacy Voice will share information on the findings later in the year.
Janice Perkins, Pharmacy Superintendent of Well and Chair of the Patient Safety Group said:
“Pharmacy Voice’s Patient Safety Group would like to identify any obstacles which prevent open and honest reporting in community pharmacies and find out more about the safety culture across the sector. Contributions from frontline pharmacy teams provided through this survey will be really useful in helping us shape our future patient safety work and lobbying activities, with a view to enabling easier reporting and more valuable learning for pharmacy teams across all parts of the sector. The community pharmacy companies represented on our Patient Safety Group are happy for their pharmacies to get involved in this anonymous survey and share their views.”
Our second Patient Safety Bulletin also features a round up from our Patient Safety Forum which took place in November 2015, details of our collaborative work with UK Medicines Information and further details of what the Pharmacy Voice Patient Safety Group (PSG) will be looking at in 2016.