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New Consultation: Rebalancing Medicines Legislation & Pharmacy Regulation

The Health Departments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have stated their commitment to delivering a modern approach to healthcare regulation, which promotes patient safety whilst supporting health professionals and the development of quality systems. In line with this, and with broader developments in the delivery of healthcare, the opportunity has been taken to examine the different systems underpinning the regulation of pharmacy.

This UK-wide consultation, issued on behalf of the four UK Health Departments, seeks comments and views on two pharmacy-related draft Orders being made under the powers in section 60 of the Health Act 1999:

  • the draft Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Hospitals and Other Pharmacy Services) Order 2018 and;
  • the draft Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2018.

The Pharmacy Forum NI will be responding to this consultation. You can read the consultation document and two draft Orders. These documents are available at:

The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 19th June 2018 and close at 23:59 on 11 September 2018.

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