Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services

Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services

These standards for the quality assurance of aseptic preparation services are a joint initiative between the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee.

The standards are for unlicensed aseptic preparation in the UK. They will be used by pharmacy management, staff working in aseptic preparation units and those whose role it is to audit the services.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society produce and host these standards as part of our library of professional standards. Earlier editions were published by the Pharmaceutical Press. 

This new edition, the 5th edition, has been updated and significantly expanded to provide the NHS with up-to-date standards for aseptic preparation.

Sections on this page

Standards - Part A

Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparations Services: Standards (5th edition) are available to download.

A "Standards Handbook" is available in print.

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Standards Handbook - Part A and Part B

Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services: Standards Handbook is available in print.

This is formatted into two parts: Part A - standards (contained in the chapters) and Part B - support resources.

Part B is only accessible as part of the Standards Handbook and is an aid for implementation of the standards. The support resources will help with understanding the complexities of various topics including microbiology, radiopharmaceuticals, advanced therapy medicinal products, technical (quality) agreements and capacity planning.

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee are grateful to the editor Dr Alison M Beaney, also to the individuals and organisations who have provided contributions and comment for the 5th edition of Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services: Standards

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