3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.4.4Signed orders and record keeping

When a POM is supplied from a registered pharmacy to healthcare professionals or organisations, an entry needs to be made in the POM register or the signed order/invoice needs to be retained for two years from the date of supply. Even where the signed order/invoice is retained, it is good practice to make a record in the POM register for audit purposes.