GPhC inspections: our LPCs distribute guide to help contractors get their teams ready
Last week we heard that more than 300 unannounced inspections have already been carried out by the GPhC under their new regime. Although this figure relates to the whole country we are aware that inspectors are active in Surrey and Sussex.
The new system for the inspection of registered pharmacists was introduced on 1 April 2019 and early feedback to your LPCs from contractors already inspected has been insightful, with most suggesting a positive experience. Here’s what we understand so far and our recommended actions for our contractors:
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Some inspectors will challenge the detail of evidence and activity levels of Locally Commissioned Services and/or the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework
|It may not be clear on the inspection report what information will be published into the public domain||
Commenting on the new-look inspection scheme James Wood, chief executive officer, said:
“The majority of registered pharmacies should not be unduly daunted by the prospect of an unannounced inspection.
“But, the new GPhC approach will require everyone to be organised and in constant readiness for an inspection.”
A link to the guide was emailed directly to contractors on, or around, 6.20pm on 24 May.
- General Pharmaceutical Council
- NPA’s guide to GPhC inspections
- Our essential guides to local services: