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The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the regulatory and professional body for pharmacy in Northern Ireland.
As the regulatory body, it seeks to protect public safety in pharmacy by:
- setting and promoting standards for pharmacists' admission to the register and for remaining on the register;
- maintaining a publicly accessible register of pharmacists, and pharmacy premises, in Northern Ireland;
- handling concerns about the Fitness to Practise of registrants and taking any necessary action to protect the public; and
- ensuring high standards of education and training for pharmacists in Northern Ireland
As the professional body, it seeks to develop the pharmacy profession in Northern Ireland in the public interest.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), is an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament, which promotes the health and wellbeing of the public and oversees the nine UK healthcare regulators, including Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.