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.
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.
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?