Legality of spot audits under scrutiny

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Legality of spot audits under scrutiny

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Bulls pharmacist Graeme Platt queries whether the benefits of surprise audits are worth the risk and bad relations with pharmacy the process causes

Is it reasonable for a pharmacy auditor to turn up at any time? Some pharmacists and a former auditor don’t think so. Nerine Zoio reports

A former medicines control auditor believes the organisation made the wrong decision when it approved auditors to conduct unannounced audits of pharma


No problem with surprise audits but the expectation that a staff member - usually the pharmacist in charge - can drop everything to focus on complying with the audit there and then is both unrealistic and unsafe.