IRP form


Incident Reporting Platform (IRP)

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Patient Safety Incident form


Patient Safety Incident report form

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Northern Ireland

Cross-reference medicine safety alerts with HSCB

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Leyla Hannbeck, NPA Director of Pharmacy, is the Medication Safety Officer (MSO) for all independent community pharmacies in England with fewer than 50 branches.

MSO responsibilities for supporting pharmacy businesses and superintendents include:

  • Promoting medicines safe use
  • Implementing local and national medication safety initiatives
  • Improving patient safety on a day-to-day basis
  • Submitting incident error reports
  • Improving reporting and learning from patient safety incidents
  • Responding to requests from the Patient Safety Domain in NHS England and Medicines Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for further information about medication error incidents

The Incident Reporting Platform (IRP): updated user-friendly platform will help you complete incident reporting effectively and in a methodological order – IRP guidance coming soon!


The Medication Safety Service is currently being piloted in Scotland.

Read our guidance for completing the Patient Safety Incident Report form

Patient safety NPA resources, updates and reports:

Adrenaline: alerts, information and stock update

The NPA has a dedicated adrenaline webpage (open access) detailing updates on all adrenaline-related news, information and stock availability.

***Urgent alert*** A validation protocol for AAI 150mcg has been implemented throughout the UK

Valproate: risk during pregnancy

The high risks associated with valproate exposure during pregnancy remains a high priority patient safety concern; alerts have been issued via: NHS Improvement (England), Patient Safety Wales (Wales), Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Scotland), Safety Quality and Standards Circulars (NI)

NPA Guidance


MSO quarterly updates (England)

Patient safety incident reports (Scotland)