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Information Events

To provide information and support in the roll-out of the Pharmacy Assessment System, we held 12 information events in various locations around the country in October and November 2016 and again in March 2017. You can view the event presentation and other resources that we have available.

Completion Schedule

To help you keep on track, and support you in completing the Pharmacy Assessment System, please find a suggested completion schedule below:

Each month an email alert will be sent to supervising pharmacists and pharmacies with the suggested section of the Pharmacy Assessment System that you should complete.

Advisory Visits

From February 2017, PSI inspectors will commence advisory visits to pharmacies that will be focused on the Pharmacy Assessment System.  The purpose of these short visits is to check if the pharmacy has started using it and to provide assistance to pharmacists for its completion; it is not an inspection.  The visit should take approximately 20 minutes.

The advisory visits will not be notified, and it is not possible to organise a scheduled visit with us.  However, with the monthly email alert we will indicate the counties/regions that the PSI inspectors intend to visit that month. This may occasionally be subject to change, but all pharmacies will receive a visit in the coming months. In March visits are planned for counties Louth, Meath, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, and Dublin 1, Dublin 4, Dublin 12, Dublin 22 and Dublin 24.

It is important that all staff members know where the Pharmacy Assessment System folder is located in the pharmacy. 

If you have any questions or feedback on the Pharmacy Assessment System, you can email us on

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