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Understanding risk in pharmacy

Understanding the risks you potentially face in a pharmacy

This P3 Business CPD module is on how to combine product knowledge with people skills in patient consultations, which can lead to better outcomes.



  • To evaluate the potential areas of risk in your pharmacy and know how to minimise them.


  • To understand that risk is always present and should be continuously reviewed
    and managed
  • To work through an example of risk assessment, quantifying the risks and
    identifying actions you can take
  • To review the principles of risk in the context of a case study.

Contributing author:

Liam Stapleton, MRPharmS, ACCP, BSc(hons), PGDip, independent consultant

About this module

Pharmacy needs strong managers, effective leaders and people with the right skills to drive the profession forward. With this in mind, P3 Business CPD modules are written as practical learning tools for use by anyone in the pharmacy team.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of the module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded in a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

Test your understanding of the topic by completing the online pre-test. Then work through the module and complete the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved. Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log.

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