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Use of vials or ampoules and pre-filled syringes

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

I would like to obtain specific information relating to the use of vials, ampoules, and pre-filled syringes in the preparation of medicines and medication errors within NHS England.

We are interested in receiving the following information for each year in the period from 2018 to 2021 (please include total and year-by-year breakdown):

a. The number of recorded cases of medication errors and adverse drug events resulting from medicines prepared from vials and ampoules.

b. The number of recorded cases of medication errors and adverse drug events where a medicine in a pre-filled syringe was used.

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