Early day motion 1561

DECRIMINALISATION OF SINGLE DISPENSING ERRORS

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Total number of signatures: 234

Ainger, Nick Alexander, Danny Anderson, David Anderson, Janet
Arbuthnot, James Atkinson, Peter Austin, John Bailey, Adrian
Baker, Norman Banks, Gordon Baron, John Barron, Kevin
Battle, John Bayley, Hugh Begg, Anne Beith, Alan
Berry, Roger Betts, Clive Blears, Hazel Borrow, David S
Bottomley, Peter Brady, Graham Brake, Tom Breed, Colin
Brooke, Annette Brown, Russell Browne, Jeremy Bruce, Malcolm
Burden, Richard Burgon, Colin Burns, Simon Burstow, Paul
Burt, Lorely Butterfill, John Campbell, Menzies Campbell, Ronnie
Carmichael, Alistair Carswell, Douglas Caton, Martin Cawsey, Ian
Challen, Colin Chapman, Ben Chaytor, David Clapham, Michael
Clark, Katy Clwyd, Ann Connarty, Michael Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy Cousins, Jim Crausby, David Cruddas, Jon
Cryer, Ann Cummings, John Curry, David Curtis-Thomas, Claire
Davidson, Ian Davies, Philip Davis, David Dean, Janet
Dhanda, Parmjit Dismore, Andrew Dobbin, Jim Dodds, Nigel
Dowd, Jim Drew, David Ellman, Louise Etherington, Bill
Fallon, Michael Farrelly, Paul Farron, Tim Field, Frank
Flello, Robert Flynn, Paul Foster, Don Fox, Liam
Fraser, Christopher Galloway, George Gapes, Mike Garnier, Edward
George, Andrew Gerrard, Neil Gidley, Sandra Godsiff, Roger
Goldsworthy, Julia Goodwill, Robert Greenway, John Grogan, John
Gummer, John Hall, Patrick Hamilton, David Hamilton, Fabian
Hancock, Mike Harris, Evan Harris, Tom Harvey, Nick
Heath, David Hemming, John Hepburn, Stephen Heyes, David
Hoey, Kate Holmes, Paul Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin
Horam, John Horwood, Martin Howarth, David Howarth, George
Hoyle, Lindsay Hughes, Simon Huhne, Chris Hunt, Jeremy
Hunter, Mark Illsley, Eric Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne
Joyce, Eric Kaufman, Gerald Kemp, Fraser Kennedy, Charles
Key, Robert Kilfoyle, Peter Kirkbride, Julie Knight, Greg
Kramer, Susan Laws, David Laxton, Bob Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John Lepper, David Linton, Martin Llwyd, Elfyn
MacKay, Andrew Main, Anne Mallaber, Judy Mann, John
Marsden, Gordon Marshall-Andrews, Robert Martlew, Eric Mason, John
Mates, Michael McCafferty, Chris McCartney, Ian McCrea, Dr William
McDonagh, Siobhain McDonnell, Alasdair McGovern, Jim McGrady, Eddie
McGuire, Anne Meale, Alan Michael, Alun Miller, Andrew
Miller, Maria Moffat, Anne Moffatt, Laura Morgan, Julie
Moss, Malcolm Mulholland, Greg Mullin, Chris Murphy, Denis
Murphy, Paul Naysmith, Doug Neill, Robert Oaten, Mark
O'Brien, Stephen O'Hara, Edward Olner, Bill Opik, Lembit
Osborne, Sandra Palmer, Nick Pelling, Andrew Pound, Stephen
Prentice, Gordon Price, Adam Prosser, Gwyn Pugh, John
Reid, Alan Rennie, Willie Riordan, Linda Robinson, Geoffrey
Robinson, Iris Rowen, Paul Roy, Lindsay Russell, Bob
Sanders, Adrian Sheerman, Barry Sheridan, Jim Short, Clare
Simpson, David Singh, Marsha Skinner, Dennis Slaughter, Andy
Smith, Geraldine Smith, Jacqui Soames, Nicholas Southworth, Helen
Stewart, Ian Stoate, Howard Strang, Gavin Streeter, Gary
Stringer, Graham Stuart, Graham Swinson, Jo Syms, Robert
Taylor, Dari Taylor, David Taylor, Ian Taylor, Matthew
Taylor, Richard Teather, Sarah Timpson, Edward Tipping, Paddy
Todd, Mark Touhig, Don Truswell, Paul Turner, Desmond
Vis, Rudi Wallace, Ben Walley, Joan Walter, Robert
Wareing, Robert N Webb, Steve Weir, Mike Whittingdale, John
Williams, Betty Williams, Stephen Willis, Phil Willott, Jenny
Winterton, Nicholas Wishart, Pete Wood, Mike Roy Wright, Anthony D
Wright, Jeremy Younger-Ross, Richard

That this House recognises that community pharmacists are on the front line in providing vital services to NHS patients in a high-pressure environment; notes that under the Medicines Act 1968pharmacists who make an error while dispensing medicines are regularly tried for a criminal offence; is concerned that this discourages healthcare professionals who fear being criminalised from reporting dispensing errors; is further concerned that this limits opportunities to record mistakes and to learn from these errors; notes that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is currently undertaking a project to review medicines legislation; and calls on the Government to work with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain to ensure that amended legislation offers a more proportionate response with the flexibility to recognise a genuine single dispensing error.