Pharmacy Assessment System

The Pharmacy Assessment System is a practical tool to facilitate the supervising pharmacist, superintendent pharmacist 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. Completion of the Assessment System will provide evidence, both to the public and to the PSI, of the commitment of all of the pharmacy team to ensuring patient safety and quality of care in providing services and treatment in compliance with statutory requirements, PSI guidance and good pharmacy practice.

The Pharmacy Assessment System contains:

You can download the editable PDF version using the links above, which can be completed and saved on your computer, laptop or tablet. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your device to complete the editable PDF version. If you are still experiencing problems saving information, you should check for available updates and download the latest version of Adobe.

Supervising pharmacists are responsible for ensuring that each section of the Pharmacy Assessment System is completed once every six months, commencing the first cycle in all pharmacies in January 2017.

The superintendent pharmacist and the pharmacy owner(s), if different, are expected to support the supervising pharmacist with this, signing off on the action plans that identify areas for improvement or review within the pharmacy. PSI inspectors will verify that the Assessment System has been completed during an inspection.

As well as the detailed guide that explains how to begin using the Assessment System and frequently asked questions, we have developed this useful video that we hope will assist supervising pharmacists when completing the Assessment System. You can view the presentation given at the PSI information events on the Pharmacy Assessment System. 

When conducting the Pharmacy Assessment System, you may need to refer to the relevant sections of legislation and PSI Guidance.

If you have questions or require assistance in relation to the Assessment System, please email inspectionproject@psi.ie.

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