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.