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Endorse the Charter

Patient safety, pharmacy leadership and other organisations - If you are concerned with patient safety endorse the campaign for safer pharmacies.

Many organisations and individuals share our desire to have safer pharmacies and listed here are a sample of those who have formally endorsed the Safer Pharmacies Charter.

“I entirely endorse this Safer Pharmacies Charter” Jon Ashworth MP, Shadow Health Secretary (Labour Party)

“As the UK patients’ charity promoting patient safety and justice, AvMA is pleased to endorse the Safer Pharmacies Charter.” – Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

“The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association fully endorses the PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter. It is important for the future of the Pharmacy profession that Pharmacists are empowered in their practice and professionalism to keep patients safe, and the Charter sets out the minimum standard to allow this. – Stephen Messham, President, British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA)

“Usdaw is pleased to back PDA Union’s Safer Pharmacy Charter, we know it would be good for patients, for pharmacists and for the thousands of pharmacy workers we represent within the sector.  Ultimately, having enough properly trained staff improves patient safety, the service to the customers and the working lives of staff.”   – USDAW, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW)

The Pharmacist Cooperative fully endorses the Safer Pharmacies Charter. It benefits everyone when pharmacists are able to work in a safe environment. As healthcare professionals our primary focus is our patients and when we work in a safe environment we are able to give our very best. We urge everyone to support this charter.– The Pharmacist Cooperative (Pharmacist Coop)

Health Campaigns Together welcomes the Safer Pharmacies Charter. We believe in partnerships between patients and health workers and the Charter is a perfect example of this.” – Health Campaigns Together

We welcome more endorsements and if you are from a patient safety, pharmacy leadership or other organisation concerned with patient safety in pharmacies please complete the following form or contact us:


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