Practice Review - Background

Legislation relating to pharmacists’ CPD requires that a sample of the patient-facing pharmacists on the PSI register be selected annually for Practice Review. According to SI 553 of 2015 this review will encompass a:

  “direct evaluation … of the knowledge, skills and judgement of the pharmacist, against a standard established in consultation with peer pharmacists practising in patient-facing roles, having  regard to the Core Competency Framework for Pharmacists, with particular reference to those competencies dealing with patient care, including clinical knowledge, the ability to gather and interpret appropriately information from and about patients, patient management and education and communication (including counselling) skills.”

Role of the IIOP

The Irish Institute of Pharmacy has been responsible for the implementation of the Practice Review process, which is based on the practice review model used for over 20 years by the Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada. 

Practice Review April & October 2024 - Suspended

PSI has published further information and FAQs relating to Practice Review 2024, which are available here.

Further Information

Feel free also to contact the IIOP directly by emailing or