GP Practice Medicines Management Audit

Preparation for CQC Visit

Rx Advisor is pleased to be able to offer a pre-CQC visit audit on Medicines Management for GP practices to help prepare for their CQC visit.

This audit will identify areas that require attention or improvement within the GP practice and thus allow the GP practice to put its house in order so that when the CQC visit takes place the GP practice is better prepared to meet the required outcomes for medicines management.

What does it include?

  • A full 153 point check of aspects of medicines management within the GP practice
  • An audit of prescription handling and prescription management within the GP practice
  • An audit of staff training and advice on staff competence
  • An audit of medicines storage and GP practice facilities
  • A full detailed report of achievements & areas that require improvement
  • The audit will be undertaken by an experienced clinical pharmacist who has a full understanding of the CQC medicines management requirements and also a thorough understanding of NHS GP practices.

  • How much does it cost?

    £699 (+vat)

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    Information about the Audit

    How is the audit undertaken?

    The audit is undertaken via a site visit at each branch of the GP practice (an additional fee will apply for each additional branch surgery). We have prepared a 153 point check which covers the CQC requirements for medicines management and also includes a wide range of legal and best practice recommendations for medicines management within GP practices. It incorporates the latest guidance on management of controlled drugs and also incorporates DSQS guidance.

    Our pharmacist will provide information and advice during the visit and will compile a full written report detailing the outcomes of the audit and advice on areas that need to be addressed. Our report is presented in a similar format to that of the CQC visits thus making it easy for practices in preparation of their CQC visit.

    Why choose Rx Advisor?

    Rx Advisor specialises in providing a range of services to NHS organisations and GP practices. Our team has in excess of 16 years experience in working closely with GP practices and we have a thorough understanding of the CQC audit process. Members of our team are also employed by the CQC as inspectors and this allows us to support GP practices to help meet requirements which leads to improvements in patient care.

    Rx Advisor is also a City & Guilds Centre with Matrix accreditation and NHS Information Governance accreditation. All of our services are undertaken in line with NHS guidelines. Our auditors are experienced clinical pharmacists who have practical experience of working with GP practices; and thus will be able to share their own experiences.