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Settlement 2014/15 update: patient safety incident reporting

 

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Settlement 2014/15 update: patient safety incident reporting

Changes to the way in which community pharmacies report patient safety incidents to the National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) will now not be brought in until dispensing errors have been decriminalised, NHS England has confirmed.

Pharmacies have been required since 2005 to report patient safety incidents to the NRLS and contractors may recall that as part of the 2014/15 funding settlement it was agreed that these reports would no longer be anonymous and would have to identify the pharmacy making the report