PSI Pharmacy Assessment System:
All pharmacies have completed four cycles of the system, two in each of 2017 and 2018, and are currently in the process of completing the fifth cycle. Despite pharmacists familiarity with the system it can still be challenging to complete and use the system effectively, including:
What is the PSI's Pharmacy Assessment System:
The Pharmacy Assessment System is a tool developed by the regulator to facilitate supervising and superintendent pharmacists and pharmacy owner(s), in conjunction with the pharmacy team, to critically review their pharmacy's practice, validate and record good practice and identify areas where improvements are required. The PSI have stated that completion of the assessment system provides evidence of the commitment of the pharmacy to ensuring patient safety and quality of care in providing services and treatment in compliance with statutory requirements, PSI guidance and good pharmacy practice.
Supervising pharmacists are responsible for ensuring that each section of the Pharmacy Assessment System is completed once every year (this is a reduction from once every six months in 2017/2018). The current cycle is running from January to December 2019. The PSI may review your assessment system at an inspection. They have stated that the frequency of future inspections will be risk based and will consider pharmacies approach to completing the Pharmacy Assessment System.
The Pharmacy Assessment System contains: (all of the below documents are linked to the PSI website)
What PharmaConsult Can Do for Your Pharmacy:
PharmaConsult's Pharmacy Assessment System services enable supervising and superintendent pharmacists, and pharmacy owners, understand and optimise use of the system, optimise patient safety, ensure regulatory compliance and minimise the frequency of future PSI inspections.
PharmaConsult's owner and lead consultant, Caroline Hogg MPSI, is a former PSI inspector and practice development pharmacist, who was involved in developing the assessment system prior to establishing PharmaConsult. She also has extensive community pharmacy experience in both independent pharmacies and pharmacy chains and in both supervising and managerial roles. Caroline will bring this experience to your pharmacy and looks forward to working with you to optimise use of the assessment system, in your interests, in the interests of your patients and to minimise the frequency of future PSI inspections.
PharmaConsult has developed several packages to assist with completion of the PSI Pharmacy assessment system.
PharmaConsult's Pharmacy Assessment System Packages
Tailored packages are available on request (including):
For further information or to book PharmaConsult's Pharmacy Assessment System services contact Caroline at 087 4198376, email firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com or contact us here