Public Consultations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) carries out regular public consultations so that the opinion and input of our many stakeholders may be considered in the work we are undertaking. Through our consultations we seek to achieve an understanding of what is important to the general public, and to those working in pharmacy and in other health related roles, and ensure that our stakeholders understand our role and the work that we do.

The PSI, as the pharmacy regulator, acts to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of patients and the public. Our vision is  to ensure that pharmacy services are delivered in a competent, professional and ethical manner and in an appropriate environment, to the highest standards of quality care and best practice.

24 September 2015

Public Consultation on draft Guidance on Monitored Dosage Systems

The PSI is seeking comments on draft Guidance for Pharmacists on the use of Monitored Dosage Systems. The purpose of this guidance is to assist pharmacists in making appropriate decisions about whether a Monitored Dosage System (MDS) is suitable for a particular patient. The guidance will also support pharmacists when assessing which medicinal products are suitable for inclusion in the MDS and will outline all requirements needed of the retail pharmacy business, to ensure safe MDS dispensing occurs.

View and download the draft Guidance on the use of Monitored Dosage Systems

You can participate in the consultation process by completing this short online questionnaire. It is useful to first read the draft Guidance before commencing the survey. Comments on the draft guidance may also be submitted in writing, preferably by email to, or by post to Public Consultation, The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, PSI House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD72. The closing date for receipt of submissions is extended to 5pm on Wednesday, 18 November 2015.

Following this consultation process and consideration and analysis of submissions received, the draft guidance will be reviewed and amended as necessary for submission to the PSI Council for its approval. Council will have regard to all submissions when making its decision. The PSI will then publish the finalised guidance. The PSI will also publish on this website a summary version of all written comments received in response to the public consultation together with the PSI’s response to those comments.


Please note that submissions made to the PSI during its public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. The PSI also publishes on this website a collated version of all written comments received in response to the public consultation, together with the PSI’s response to those comments.

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