Regulatory approach in challenging circumstances

20 Mar 2020

GPhC and PSNI have published a joint statement.

All pharmacists and superintendents have received the joint statement from the pharmacy regulations, which includes provision of being able to hand out prescriptions outside of the current Responsible Pharmacist regulations. They list a number of scenarios and add that the pharmacy regulators will support pharmacy professionals in the front line making this judgement in patients’ best interests, and that such an approach should only be adopted for a short time period where other options have been exhausted.

You can read the full advice here.