Pharmacists have a vital role to play in the provision of high quality, cost effective and integrated care services, for the benefit of patients and the public.

As the pharmacy regulator, the PSI works to assure high standards of patient care and good pharmacy practice in pharmacies in Ireland.

Code of Conduct

The statutory Code of Conduct for Pharmacists is a public declaration of the ethical standards which govern practice of the profession and which the public, patients and other healthcare professionals require and expect of pharmacists.

Core Competency Framework

The PSI has developed a Core Competency Framework for Pharmacists in Ireland which describes the competencies and behaviours of pharmacists in their daily practice.

Pharmacy Practice Guidance

The PSI regularly issues practice guidance for pharmacists and pharmacy owners to facilitate compliance with pharmacy and medicines legislation and to ensure high standards of practice.

Pharmacy Practice Reports

To support the development of the role of the pharmacist in the delivery of health services, the PSI has produced a number of reports that examine current practice and potential future developments.

Practice Updates

The PSI regularly issues practice updates to help the profession to keep informed of changes or developments in pharmacy practice and patient safety issues from a national and EU perspective, and to ensure compliance with legislation and the Code of Conduct for Pharmacists.

Practice Learnings

This section provides learnings from complaints and fitness to practise inquiries. All registrants should consider how they can use these learnings to review and improve their own practice and policies.


For a list of commonly asked questions, please see our FAQ section.
Alternatievely, queries regarding pharmacy practice or the guidance issued by the PSI can be sent to info@psi.ie or telephone 01 2184000.

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