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 is 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 Support

The IIOP has developed a suite of information and other useful support resources, which are now available by clicking the Practice Review Support link on the top left of this page (you must be logged in to view the support menu).

Feel free also to contact the IIOP directly for support by emailing or on 01 402 5112.

Important Update: Practice Review April 2021 & October 2021 Cancelled

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) have notified the IIOP that the Practice Review scheduled for April 2021 and for October 2021 has been cancelled in light of the current COVID-19 situation.


Practice Review April 2022 & October 2022

Practice Review Events Dates
April 2022  9th & 10th April
October 2022  22nd & 23rd October