Less than half of pharmacists are carrying out required medication reviews for their Care Home patients, Regulator in Ireland finds – Pharmapod can help.

Less than half of pharmacists are carrying out required medication reviews for their Care Home patients, Regulator in Ireland finds – Pharmapod can help.

The PSI’s Inspectors have discovered that less than half of pharmacists who provide services to patients in residential care homes carry out regular medicine reviews as recommended by the PSI, the Pharmacy Regulator in Ireland. What are the requirements for medication reviews for patients in a residential care home setting and pharmacist’s obligations? The PSI produce guidance for pharmacists who provide care and services to patients in residential care. The underlying premise, is that pharmacists must ensure that they provide the same level of professional care and attention as they would to those…Read more …
Handling of medication errors in pharmacies a concern for The PSI – Pharmapod can help. 

Handling of medication errors in pharmacies a concern for The PSI – Pharmapod can help. 

A recent article by The Times claims that a quarter of all prescription medicines sold by pharmacies are dispensed in breach of legislation.  The Times article states that the PSI, the Pharmacy Regulator in Ireland is particularly concerned at the way in which medication errors are being handled at pharmacies 'A third of all pharmacies failed to keep log of errors - a problem that has been repeatedly highlighted in disciplinary proceedings’. Why are some pharmacies falling short of this requirement and risking disciplinary hearings for non-compliance? Pharmacies are busy places and keeping on top of requirements…Read more …
Pharmapod adds another Training Institution to its Learning Community

Pharmapod adds another Training Institution to its Learning Community

Pharmapod is delighted to announce the addition of another training institution to its learning community. A new system has been introduced at Institute of Technology Carlow that will see the Incident Management and Learning System integrated within the Pharmacy Technician syllabus for the current academic year. Pharmapod will provide Institute of Technology Carlow students with the latest innovation in recording, reviewing and analysing medical error data and provide hands-on experience with the technology that is fast becoming the industry standard in pharmacy practice. The agreement aims to maximise dispensing performance for Institute of…Read more …
Pharmapod CEO announced as the winner of this year’s pharmacist-led team award.

Pharmapod CEO announced as the winner of this year’s pharmacist-led team award.

We are very honoured to announce that Pharmapod has been chosen as the winner of this year’s pharmacist-led team award. The Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards 2016 were held last Saturday, November 26th, in the Mansion House, Dublin.  The Awards aim to provide an occasion that recognises the contribution of the profession to healthcare in general, as well as to celebrate and reward pharmacists and their teams. The awards also raised funds for The Pharmacy Benevolent Fund which supports those who have been associated with pharmacy and who are now in need of assistance. The…Read more …
How Can Digital Management of SOPs Save You Time and Money?

How Can Digital Management of SOPs Save You Time and Money?

SOPs are used as guidance for governance and quality assurance within the pharmacy business. In short, it clearly describes who does what, where, when and how.  As outlined by the PSI, a written standard operating procedure which describes how to perform a given operation should be generated for all pharmacy processes .Correctly implemented SOPs result in systematic procedures which ensure tasks are carried out safely, efficiently and to a high standard. By ensuring your SOPs are implemented correctly, it will help decrease errors within the pharmacy, saving both time and money. Correct implementation…Read more …