Consultation on Pharmacy Supervision in England

Dear BOPA member

Please see attached consultation about pharmacy supervision including supervision of aseptics services for information from the Department of Health and Social Care in England. Please respond directly with your comments as individual if desired, or message [email protected] with your comments for BOPA’s submission.

Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals to amend the Medicines Act 1968 and The Human Medicines Regulations 2012. The proposals are to:

  • enable pharmacists to authorise pharmacy technicians to carry out, or supervise others carrying out, the preparation, assembly, dispensing, sale and supply of medicines
  • enable pharmacists to authorise any member of the pharmacy team to hand out checked and bagged prescriptions in the absence of a pharmacist
  • allow pharmacy technicians to take primary responsibility for the preparation, assembly and dispensing of medicinal products in hospital aseptic facilities

Deadline to submit a response to the consultation is 11:59pm on 29 February 2024.

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