National Audit of RPS Standards in Secure Environments

Sarah Cavanagh, Deputy Director, Medicines Use and Safety Team, Specialist Pharmacy ServiceSource Medcines Use & SafetyPublished

The Medicines Use & Safety team undertook a national baseline audit of the implementation of the RPS Professional Standards for optimising medicines in secure environments (Link).

The purpose of the audit was to support providers in implementing the standards. The information can be used locally to develop services and to evidence achievements and gaps in provision to managers and commissioners. The evidence referenced will be helpful in supporting providers during HMIP/CQC inspections.

The audit template can be found below

99% of Health & Justice sites in England took part in the audit in 2018 and the final report is published below. It will be used to inform priorities for national, regional and individual provider service improvements.