Giving you confidence in your regulatory compliance
Many pharmacy owners find the regulatory framework difficult to understand and onerous to implement. When something goes wrong it is essential that pharmacy owners have confidence that the policies and procedures in place in the pharmacy reflect the high standard of practice they adhere to.
Understanding the Challenges
The PSI Inspection Policy Project promises a new range of inspections, with Superintendent and Supervising Pharmacist expected to self-audit against the PSI polices and guidance, further enforcing the requirement for a deep understanding of the policies and guidance.
Research carried out by Uniphar Retail Services found that Superintendent Pharmacists and Pharmacy owners face key operational issues which affects their capacity to confidently implement the regulatory standards. Barriers identified included:
Resource and time constraints
“It can be a challenge to keep working on the standards and keeping up to date with changes alongside the ‘day job’.”
Measures and outcomes
“For many, the difficulty lays in demonstrating evidence that the standard is met on a continual basis.”
Engaging pharmacy staff
“It can be difficult to get other pharmacy staff to engage with implementation. This is partly due to other priorities, and, partly as standards can be seen as time consuming and unnecessary.”
Our service includes a full review of the pharmacy processes currently in place. We then compare this to both regulator guidance and to the pharmacies written procedures. We explain the expectation for the standard and what this means for your pharmacy. We also ensure your polices reflect the actual practice in your pharmacy.
A gap analysis highlights any gaps which may exist and offer support to implement any changes which may be required. We will work with the pharmacy team to develop bespoke pharmacy SOPs. We provide updates on regulatory changes and what these mean for your pharmacy. We will remind you when your SOPs need to be reviewed and updated for your pharmacy.
We deliver an integrated approach
The key to our pharmacy regulatory services is the ability to provide a complete solution:
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