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Are you aware of Patient Safety Alerts?

Guidance for registered service providers

Guidance and your responsibilities!

As a registered service provider, we want to highlight your responsibilities under The Independent Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2011 and The Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2017.

Within these regulations as the responsible person, you must be aware of any guidance issued by the registration authority or appropriate expert body in relation to the safe handling and use of medicines and medical devices. This includes making appropriate arrangements for the obtaining, recording, handling, using, safe keeping, dispensing, safe administration and disposal of medicines and any medical devices used in or for the purposes of your establishment or agency.

As the registered individual you must protect patients against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines and medical devices, and ensure patients and staff have access to advice and information on any medicines or medical devices used within your setting.

Subsequent to this please ensure you are familiar with the informative patient safety alerts issued from the Welsh Government, the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These bulletins provide safety and security advice for healthcare professionals and your patients. The information alerts are for you to action and pass on to your colleagues. These often range from alerts, recalls and safety information in relation to medicines and medical devices.

Some of these can be accessed via the related links.