400 GP patients receive mislabelled medicine after IT glitch

A glitch hit GPConnect, the computer system used by general practice clinics, causing patients to receive wrongly labelled medicine.
A glitch hit GPConnect, the computer system used by general practice clinics, causing patients to receive wrongly labelled medicine.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

One patient was told to take 10 bottles of cough mixture each time, instead of 10ml. Another had to take two strips, instead of two tablets.

These were some of the mistakes 83 general practice (GP) clinics around the country faced on Saturday, when a glitch hit GPConnect, the computer system they were on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline '400 GP patients receive mislabelled medicine after IT glitch'. Subscribe