- Section 3
"Medicines that require manufacture or compounding must be produced by a hospital pharmacy, or outsourced under the responsibility of the hospital pharmacist."
What does it mean for patients? Not all medicines that patients need are commercially available. Pharmacists are the only healthcare professionals who have the professional education and facilities to prepare safe medicinal products for individual patients or small populations.
What does it mean for healthcare professionals? Not all medicines that patients need are commercially available. Pharmacists are the only healthcare professionals educated in producing safe medicines for individual patients or small population and should do so if required. Healthcare professionals can be assured of the quality and safety of these medicines produced
What does it mean for Hospital Pharmacists? Hospital pharmacies should have the facilities or arrangements in place for the production of medicines for individual or small patient populations, when not commercially available. The hospital pharmacist should be aware of compounding and production practices within the hospital and should attempt to conduct this activity within the hospital pharmacy in the interest of quality and patient safety