Inspecting registered pharmacies

Our approach to inspections has recently changed. Explore the links below to find out more about our approach or visit our pharmacy inspections website to find published pharmacy inspection reports.

We set standards for registered pharmacies in Great Britain; and by inspecting pharmacies we assess if they are meeting these standards. In this way, we provide assurance to patients and the public that they will receive safe and effective care.

Pharmacy inspections are also intended to help pharmacies improve their systems and services, the quality of care and the outcomes for patients and the public using their services.