Stop Pharmacists being Criminalised for being human

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Hibah Al-Ramadhani
3 years ago
Outrageous! Makes me so afraid to work as a pharmacist because human error at some point is inevitable especially with all these pressures!

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Francesca Howard
3 years ago
It shouldn't be about apportioning blame, pointing the finger, but root cause analysis and learning from mistakes.

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Chris Norris
4 years ago
I'm signing this petition because I am all too aware that I could be in the position of facing prosecution for making an error brought about by being asked to operate under undue pressure

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Alexander Jones
4 years ago
As a pharmacy student we are taught about the multitude of factors that make up a patient safety incident. It is unfair to criminally prosecute the pharmacist and enforces the 'blame culture' surrounding these types of incidents, and we will never learn how to improve from our mistakes when this culture is still prevalent.

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Sandra Wiles
4 years ago
The government said they would sort this out following Elizabeth's Lee's case in 2009 = still nothing done by 2017!

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Rajeet Dave
4 years ago
As a newly qualified who trained to work under these conditions I know the stress it can bring - not only in terms of workload, but also the pressure to keep service going on new and long-time pharmacists alike in this uncertain time. This issue needs to be addressed, as it was still a hot topic when I was interviewing for my training position three years ago and consultation seems to have stalled.

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orlagh mcgarrity
4 years ago
I'm a pharmacist and I'm human

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Joyce Forder
4 years ago
The government are to blame not the NHS staff.They make cuts and don't think of consequences.

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Arvinder Gill
4 years ago
I am a Pharmacist. If I make a dispensing error I can end up in jail. What happens to a nurse or doctor who administered the wrong drug to a patient? and even forbid the patient dies? Do they end up in jail?

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gill kirk
4 years ago
There should be a range of consequences as for any other professional