Guidelines on the Keeping of Records in Respect of Medicinal Products when Conducting a Retail Pharmacy Business

These guidelines assist in facilitating compliance in relation to the keeping of records when conducting a retail pharmacy business. The requirements for some other important records that ensure safe pharmacy practice are also detailed.

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Pharmacists are the healthcare professionals authorised in legislation for the safe keeping and supply of medicinal products to patients. The keeping of accurate records which clearly show when prescription-only medicines are supplied, and to whom, is a key requirement of this role. The keeping of appropriate records also supports the provision of safe services, continuity of care, evidence-based healthcare, good professional practice and management of the medicines supply chain.

These guidelines assist in facilitating compliance in relation to the keeping of records when conducting a retail pharmacy business. The requirements for some other important records that ensure safe pharmacy practice are also detailed.

These guidelines do not cover record keeping requirements pertaining to the sale or supply of medicinal products intended for use in animals.