Pharmacists – GPhC reminds owners of online pharmacies of responsibilities

GPhC reminds pharmacists/owners of online pharmacies of their responsibilities

Pharmacists - The General Pharmaceutical Council has written to the owners of online pharmacies and pharmacists working for them to ensure they are meeting its regulatory standards.

The regulator also contacted individuals whose pharmacies have the voluntary internet logo across the UK. In order to make them aware of the types of patient safety concerns, it is looking into.

The GPhC said more than 30 percent of open fitness-to-practice cases involve online pharmacy. Saying this was “a disproportionate amount compared to other pharmacy service providers".

The types of concerns the GPhC is investigating include medicines being prescribed to patients only on the basis of an online questionnaire. Without direct interaction between the prescriber and the patient or their GP. Prescribing of high-risk medicines or treatments that require monitoring without adequate safeguards. As well as prescribing of medicines outside the prescriber’s scope of practice and prescribers issuing high volumes of prescriptions in a short space of time.

The GPhC said that since March, it has imposed seven interim orders on the registration of pharmacists who were working as independent prescribers for online providers or were dispensing medicines online. Some of those were the responsible or superintendent pharmacists.

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GPhC reminds pharmacists/owners of online pharmacies of their responsibilities

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