FAQ: self-selection and open display of Pharmacy medicines

If you are thinking of changing your displays so that P-Medicines are on open display or are available for facilitated self-selection by patients and the public, or if you simply want to know more about the issues involved, then these FAQs are for you.

These questions and associated answers are not exhaustive as every pharmacy is different, but they are intended to help ensure you consider the risks fully before making any changes.

The GPhC’s position has been that open display of P-Medicines would not be compatible with regulatory standards without key safeguards being in place, including ensuring continued compliance with the legal requirement for pharmacist supervision, and assurance that the arrangements in place secure patient and public safety.