Joy Wingfield is honorary professor of law and ethics at the University of Nottingham
The snail-like progress of the rebalancing medicines legislation programme continues to amaze me. In June 2014, an expert report on the programme’s impact on hospital pharmacy was completed but only uploaded onto the programme website in November 2016. It contains some radical but eminently sensible recommendations, notably ruling out the need for hospital pharmacy departments to be registered and amending the law to introduce a new statutory role of hospital chief pharmacist, which mi
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Well hooray and alleluia! A ray of common sense pierces the clouds of officialdom. Now community pharmacists will not have to “dob themselves in” to the authorities until legal defences are put in place to counter the strict liability offence that arises when a dispensing error is made. I would like to claim my blog (The Pharmaceutical Journa
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Why Joy Wingfield is concerned about the decision to abolish anonymity for community pharmacies in reporting errors before the decriminalisation of dispensing errors has become a reality.