Guidelines on Patient Consultation Areas in Retail Pharmacy Businesses

The purpose of these guidelines is to outline the legal requirements for a consultation area in a Retail Pharmacy Business and the standard expected by the PSI.

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Guideline practice supports component:

These guidelines specify the requirements for a consultation area in a pharmacy and the standard expected by the PSI. The guidance can be summarised by the following points:

  • Privacy: The area must ensure privacy so conversations cannot be overheard, and visual privacy is provided for demonstrations.
  • Separate and Designated: The area should be solely for consultations, not used for storage or as a passageway to other areas.
  • Conveniently Located: The area should be easily access for both patients and pharmacists, ideally near the dispensary.
  • Size and Accessibility: The area should be of sufficient space for seating and must be accessible to all, including those with disabilities.
  • Fixtures and Fittings: The area should be finished to a high standard with necessary equipment for counselling and product demonstrations.