RPS calls for wider consultation on supervision

RPS believes it's important that all voices are heard by the Government in the debate around supervision and will be consulting widely in England, Scotland and Wales.

Following the recent meeting of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board, Ash Soni, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said:

“Decriminalisation of dispensing errors remains a key priority for the RPS and we are working hard to make sure this happens. 

“It’s important that all voices are heard by the Government in the debate around supervision. We will be engaging with members across the three countries to listen to their thoughts to ensure that the RPS view is informed by as many members as possible. 

“In the same spirit, we call on the Rebalancing Board to re-invigorate the wider stakeholder group and ensure this meets with the Board on a regular basis in order to provide clarity about new proposals and share news. There is real value in bringing people together more often to ensure there is an opportunity for two way dialogue and have offered to host the next meeting of the stakeholder group at the Society.

“The meeting heard of the progress made with regard to legislative orders that will impact our community pharmacy colleagues (The Pharmacy(Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Registered Pharmacies) Order 2017.  We look forward to seeing progress made for our Hospital, Secure Accommodation and Care Home colleagues when the consultation is issued in the near future. We also look forward to the consultation on Responsible Pharmacists and Superintendent Pharmacists and will be working to help members respond to these.”