Following a period of consultation the GPhC have recently announced the introduction of inspections for registered pharmacies due to commence 4 November.
Pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists are responsible for ensuring their practice meets all the standards as set out in GPhC’s five principles. It is also important that all members of the pharmacy team understand their requirements and their role in the inspection process. The responsible persons will be expected to demonstrate and provide evidence they achieve the required standards.
During an inspection the GPhC inspectors gather and record evidence in a number of ways which include looking at written documentation, observing what is going on, talking to/questioning pharmacy staff and testing implemented systems.
Following the inspection the GPhC will grade the pharmacy and provide a report, with action plans if necessary. As a pharmacy owner and/or superintendent you are responsible for ensuring that your premises meet these standards, and Numark have developed appropriate support to assist you.
We have developed a support program which is designed to help you identify and influence change where necessary within your pharmacy to ensure you meet the required standards.
- A free comprehensive evidence guide, to make preparing for an inspection simple and straightforward.
- Free folder cover and spine downloads to enable you to clearly label your folders to correspond with the relavant principle. Folders can be ordered now online via eShop.
- Training support for you and your pharmacy team designed to educate and guide staff as to their role in the process.
- Additional one-to-one support in branch can be arranged.
- A range of videos designed to help you use our resources; the whistleblowing policy, staff rotas and appraisal forms for example.
GPhC Inspection Guide for pharmacists
GPhC Standards Counter Excellence module - for counter assistants
We are also on hand should you have any questions or concerns regarding these inspections. Our information Services team will be happy to take your call on 0800 783 5709*.
*Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.
Tips and advice
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