Medication errors are any Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) where there has been an error in the process of prescribing, preparing, dispensing, administering and monitoring or providing advice on medicines.
From 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2020 NHS Resolution received 1420 claims relating to medication errors.
This leaflet from NHS Resolution analyses closed claims that have been settled with damages paid and concern an element of the medication process: prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring.
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