P_CIG_15 Policy for the Management of Medication Errors

This policy details the immediate, medium and long term actions to be taken following the discovery of a Medication Error to ensure patient safety and to support staff. 

 This document sets out the organisation's policy on the management of medication errors. It aims to: 

  • Strengthen the organisation's just and fair blame culture in response to adverse healthcare events 
  •       Facilitate organisational learning through the findings of thorough and careful
  •       investigation at local level 
  •       Provide a framework for practitioners to improve practice 
  •       Ensure appropriate actions are taken by managers and applied consistently across the organisation

The organisation encourages a sensitive response to medication errors through a comprehensive assessment taking full account of the context and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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