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Occasionally, mistakes will happen. None of us are perfect. If you do make an error, if you administer the wrong medication, the wrong dose, or give medication to the wrong person, always make sure that your client or service user is safe. You will need to ensure that it's documented, your line manager is informed, and if necessary, the GP informed. Occasionally, you may need to alert the emergency services. Always remain with your client or service user until advised from the GP, or emergency services has been sought. The most important thing to remember when reporting mistakes is, be honest. Always be sure that you report as soon as you have realised a mistake has been made. Don't try and cover up any errors or omit information from your records. Document everything, and let your line manager, GP, and if necessary, emergency services know. Like we've said, the most important thing is your service user and client, not your job.