Working with doctors Working for patients

Prescribing guidance: Raising concerns

44. Prescribing and administration errors by doctors are common,15 but harm is usually avoided by professional colleagues intervening before the errors can affect patients.

45. You must protect patients from risks of harm posed by colleagues’ prescribing, administration and other medicines-related errors. You should question any decision or action that you consider might be unsafe.16 You should also respond constructively to concerns raised by colleagues, patients and carers about your own practice.