Brian Edwards is chair of the Pharmaceutical Ergonomics and Human Factors Special Interest Group.
John studied for a BSc degree in pharmacy at the University of Manchester in the early 1950s. After graduation with a Division 1 degree, he registered as a pharmacist in 1955 and started carrying out research in pharmaceutical chemistry for an MSc degree at the same university. During this time, John also taught in the pharmacy department’s laboratories. He left the university to take up a teaching post in science at Hutton Grammar School, which was accepted as an alternative to two ye
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Medication errors are too frequently assigned as blame towards a single person. By considering these errors as a system-level failure, healthcare providers can take significant steps towards improving patient safety.