How can my pharmacy team prepare for a pharmacy assessment?

January 24, 2012

Licensees: Review the following before completing the self-assessment.

Pharmacy teams: Review the following with your licensee before your on-site assessment with the pharmacy practice consultant.

  • Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians,
  • Standards for the Operation of Licensed Pharmacies,
  • Section 21(2) of the Pharmacy and Drug Act,
  • Any other relevant provincial and federal legislation,
  • The pharmacy’s policies and procedures for operations and practice,
  • The Systems Approach to Quality Assurance, and
  • Chat, Check and Chart.

 

How can my pharmacy team prepare for a pharmacy assessment?

  1. More accurate self-assessment
    Licensees must complete a Pharmacy Practice and Operations Self-Assessment within 15 daysof receiving the pharmacy assessment notification letter. By reviewing certain topics before completing the self-assessment, licensees can conduct a more accurate self-assessment. This results in fewer “surprises” during the review and helps you better focus your questions and your time with the practice consultant.
  2. More efficient, informative, valuable on-site assessment
    ​A review of these topics will help pharmacy teams enjoy a more efficient, informative and valuable on-site assessment with the pharmacy practice consultant. They will gain greater insight to successfully correct deficiencies and implement recommendations arising from the on-site assessment, ultimately improving patient care.

If you have any questions about preparation for the pharmacy assessment, please contact Jen Shuman at jennifer.shuman@abpharmacy.ca.


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