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GPhC seeks reforms to improve assurance for patients and support professionalism of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
The General Pharmaceutical Council has responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.
Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive, General Pharmaceutical Council said:
“First and foremost, our sympathies go out to the families featured in the programme who lost their loved ones as a result of dispensing errors. I can assure them that we investigate all concerns raised with us, including any incident in which a patient is harmed by a dispensing error, and our focus is always on making sure that actions are taken to help prevent a similar error happening again.
Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said:
“As the regulator, our absolute priority is to make sure people using pharmacy services receive safe and effective care.
“We can assure the public that the vast majority of pharmacies are meeting the standards and providing safe and effective care. In the rare cases where things do go wrong, our focus is always on making sure lessons are learned to help stop the error happening again and help keep patients and the public safe.
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