I have recently received new instructions regarding a patient who was wrongly treated with another patient's medicine whilst being admitted at hospital. Unfortunately, I have been approached on numerous occasions in recent years regarding concern surrounding the administration of medication and/or, the prescription itself. Having received such instructions, I have once again been prompted to think of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital Scandal ("Gosport Scandal"). I had hoped the devastating scandal would have highlighted the need for imminent further safeguarding surrounding prescriptions and the administering of that treatment, however, I am concerned that lessons have not been learnt. It is disappointing to hear similar facts over and over again, particularly when considerable pain is consequently suffered.
Repeated failures around the prescribing of medications. A call for investigation and action to be undertaken
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