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Call for Evidence: Review of the Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance 2016

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has begun a review of the Pharmaceutical Society NI Code (Professional standards of conduct, ethics and performance for pharmacists in Northern Ireland) 2016 which all pharmacists in Northern Ireland are expected to abide and is a professional requirement of registration.

The purpose of the review is to ensure that the Code, published in 2016, remains fit for purpose, considering the changes in pharmacy practice and potential future developments across pharmacy, including increased independent prescribing, more interaction with patients and innovative technologies. The review will also consider the implications for the Code of Pharmacy Technicians in Northern Ireland coming under statutory regulation by the Pharmaceutical Society NI.

To inform the review and any proposals to revise the current Code, we are now making a Call for Evidence. Any information gathered will help inform any revision of the Code which will be a subject of a public consultation in early 2023.

We are interested in hearing from members of the public, pharmacists, employers and those who work to provide pharmacy services in Northern Ireland, about how the current Code is working and how it may be improved or revised to ensure high standards and public protection into the future.

We would also welcome any information or material you think the Pharmaceutical Society NI should consider when carrying out its review.

To find out more and participate in this Call for Evidence, please follow this link. (Current Calls for Evidence)

The Call for Evidence will close on the 30 November 2022.

Ends

26/10/22

Notes

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland is the regulatory body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. Our primary purpose is to ensure practicing pharmacists in Northern Ireland are fit to practise, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and deliver high quality safe care to patients.

For further information, please contact Mark Neale at the Pharmaceutical Society NI on 02890326927 or mark.neale@psni.org.uk