Call for new members of the PSI’s Disciplinary Committees’ Panel

April 25, 2024
office PSI dublin

We are creating a panel from which vacancies on our three Disciplinary Committees will be filled over the next five years. The PSI’s Disciplinary Committees comprise of a diverse range people drawn from differing backgrounds who meet to review complaints we receive about pharmacists, or pharmacies.

About PSI Disciplinary Committees

It is estimated that two million visits are made to pharmacies each month. The majority of people receive excellent care from their pharmacist, but concerns can arise. When this happens, PSI - the pharmacy regulator, is responsible for receiving, and if necessary, managing any complaint from a member of the public regarding a pharmacist or pharmacy as part of its fitness to practise process.

The PSI has three Disciplinary Committees, each may be involved in considering a complaint at different stages of a statutory complaints process which is set out in the Pharmacy Act 2007. Prospective applicants do not need to have previous disciplinary committee experience. You will be asked to describe how you meet the each of these six competencies:

  1. A commitment to serving in the public interest.
  2. A commitment to working collaboratively.
  3. An understanding of working within the constraints of a regulatory or legislative framework.
  4. An ability to analyse information critically.
  5. An ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders.
  6. A commitment to, and understanding of, equality, diversity, and inclusion; impartiality and fair treatment.

Training will provided by the PSI once appointed. 

The PSI is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusivity across its panel members. Appointments to the committees are subject to the approval of the PSI Council. Committees members are entitled to a fee for their work.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying please read our information booklet and complete this application form. Only applications submitted on this form will be accepted.

Applications should be returned to the PSI by Friday, 24 May 2024 at 5pm. You can email completed application forms with the subject line Disciplinary Committee Panel Application to Alternatively, it can be sent by post to: Éanna Ó Lochlainn, Disciplinary Committee Panel Application, PSI- the pharmacy regulator, PSI House, 15-19 Fenian Street, Dublin D02 TD72.

Information session

We will hold an online information session about the role and work involved for anyone interested in becoming a member of a PSI of Disciplinary Committees on Wednesday, 15 May 2024 at 12pm where representatives from PSI will be available to answer any questions you have. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing