Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services

These were published in 2012 and support the development of safe, quality services that put patients and their needs first.

The professional standards were refreshed in 2014 (primarily in light of the findings from the Francis Review of events at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and the response to that review) and were due for a full review in 2017.

The 2017 update is currently underway and we anticipate the updated standards being published by the end of 2017. The update is being supported by a multidisciplinary project steering group that includes patients and a larger external reference group.

Draft updated standards available for open consultation

 Download Professional standards for pharmacy services: an updated draft for consultation July 2017

Consultation closed 11 September 2017.


Key dates

  • March 2017: Steering Group meeting
  • April 2017: External reference group webinar
  • April 2017: Literature review completed
  • July - September 2017: Draft updated standards available for open consultation
  • 11 September 2017: Consultation closes
  • 3 October 2017: External reference group webinar
  • October 2017: Final steering group meeting

Further information

If you'd like to know more about the project, are interested in joining the external reference group or have suggestions for how the guidance could be promoted once published, please contact Rebecca Braybrooks at [email protected].

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