The PSI inspects pharmacies to assess compliance with pharmacy and medicines legislation and PSI guidance. It is the PSI's responsibility to assure a high standard of compliance in pharmacies to maintain public health, safety and confidence in pharmacy care and services.

Types of Inspections carried out by the PSI

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  • New pharmacy openings

  • Routine pharmacy inspections

The PSI also carries out mystery shopper exercises to assist with its risk-based approach to inspection and enforcement. A test purchase exercise for domperidone medicines was most recently carried out in order to check that pharmacies are aware of the patient safety issues with these products.

Useful Resources

Inspection findings

PSI Authorised Officers (Inspectors)

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