Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report and Financial Statements highlight the work and achievements ofAnnual Report 2016 the PSI in 2016.

The work of the PSI is underpinned across each of its functions with the need to maintain and improve best practice in the pharmacy profession, in the interests of delivering the highest standards of care to patients, and contributing to public trust and efficiency of service in the health sector.

Developments during the year included:

  • The introduction of the new Pharmacy Assessment System to all community pharmacies. The self-audit tool is designed to aid ongoing performance review, assess compliance with medicines and pharmacy legislation, and ultimately identify any improvements required in pharmacies. 
  • The development of the Future Pharmacy Practice in Ireland - Meeting Patient Needs Report, which examined how pharmacists can best meet the needs of patients and the public into the future.
  • The publication of the the first pharmacy Patient Charter, which sets out what pharmacy service users can expect from community pharmacists while also highlighting the role of pharmacists in healthcare provision and the expanded services available in pharmacies.

Key Statistics

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  • Registration and Qualification Recognition

  • Professional Development and Learning

  • Pharmacy Practice Development

  • Inspection and Enforcement

  • Legal Affairs and Fitness to Practise

  • Corporate Governance, Communications and Public Affairs

  • Administration and Finance, Human Resources and ICT