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Pharmacy inspections

Inspection reports and learning from inspections

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Useful Links

Resources on the GPhC main website:

Inspecting registered pharmacies - Further information about the GPhC’s approach to inspecting pharmacies

Helpful resources about pharmacy inspections - Resources including guidance documents and inspection team contact details

Pharmacy services in England, Scotland and Wales

You can find out more about pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales, including their opening hours and pharmacy services, via the links below:

England: NHS UK - The NHS UK service search helps people to find, choose and compare health, support and social care services in England. The NHS UK website also publishes reviews and ratings across health and social care services. There are also thousands of freely available articles, videos, tools and apps to help people make the best choices about their health and wellbeing.

Scotland: NHS Inform - NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service. Its aim is to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

Wales: NHS Direct Wales - NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. For patients' safety, all calls are recorded. Calls from landlines and mobiles cost 2p per minute, this will be in addition to the telephone providers access charge.

Other regulators

You can find links below to other regulators in Great Britain which have a role in regulating health services or medicines:

Care Quality Commission - CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their role is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage care services to improve.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - HIS aims to better the quality of health and social care for everyone in Scotland. Their role is to support the successful integration of health and social care to provide high quality and compassionate services for people in Scotland.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales - HIW is the independent inspectorate and regulator of health care in Wales. Their role is to regulate and inspect NHS services and independent healthcare providers in Wales against a range of standards, policies, guidance and regulations to highlight areas requiring improvement. 

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - MHRA regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. Recognised globally as an authority in its field, the agency plays a leading role in protecting and improving public health and supports innovation through scientific research and development.