David Cousins is an independent safe medication practice consultant; former head of safe medication practice, National Patient Safety Agency and NHS England
Too many patients are not receiving their full prescribed dose with small-volume drug infusions, but hospital pharmacists can act to ensure patient safety.
Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.
Is it sufficient to dispense a prescription for lithium as written and have no other involvement? Two examples of incidents reported to the National Patient Safety Agency show why it is not.
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