Are the new Defences to criminal prosecution for dispensing errors effective?

For years the threat of criminal prosecution for pharmacists who have made an inadvertent dispensing error has been a concern for all pharmacists.

Fri 18th January 2019 The PDA

In 2018, the government finally incorporated some defences into the medicine’s legislation and some senior leaders in the profession have suggested that this marks the end of the spectre of criminal prosecution in inadvertent dispensing error situations.

But is this really the case?

Come to the PDA’s National Conference to be held in Birmingham on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 of March to see if these new defences are fit for purpose; become a participant in a simulated ‘court case’ to learn how these defences might be used in real life.

The National Conference offers a packed programme, hosting national and international speakers on matters that will affect the working lives of pharmacists. Learn more.

Free for PDA members

The PDA National Conference is FREE FOR PDA MEMBERS; however places are limited so we urge you to reserve your place as soon as possible. For more information and to secure your place, click below.


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