Stock handling, waste and recall records in pharmacy

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Topics: Record keeping

Recommendations for the retention of records from operational management of medicines all hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and secure environment settings.

Operational management of medicines

Everyone within a health and care organisation is responsible for managing records appropriately. It is therefore important that you understand how to manage records relating to the following areas:

  • Drug alerts and recalls
  • stock handling and transfer
  • fridge temperatures
  • waste medicines
  • vaccines

Defective medicine alerts and recalls

These are also known as “Drug Alerts”.

Fridge temperatures

Stock handling and transfer


Waste medicines

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Record keeping

Advice and guidance to support appropriate retention and storage of pharmacy-related records.

Update history

  1. Link updated for the Records Management Code of Practice (RMCoP).
  1. Published

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