Overview

Pharmacist

Pharmacy is a dynamic, information driven, patient-orientated profession whereby the pharmacist, through his competence and skills is committed to meeting the health care needs of the people of South Africa by being the:
  • custodian of medicines;
  • formulator, manufacturer, distributor and controller of safe, effective and quality medicine;
  • advisor on the safe, rational and appropriate use of medicine;
  • provider of essential clinical services including screening and referral services;
  • provider of health care education and information;
  • provider of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the outcome of therapy and by being actively involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of pharmaceutical plans;
  • provider of cost-effective and efficient pharmaceutical services.
The profession is committed to high standards of competence, professionalism and co-operation with other health care personnel in order to serve the interests of the patient and the community.

Pharmacist:Scope of Practice