The latest edition of the Community Pharmacy Benchmarking Guidelines is available online. It can be downloaded from
>>> Pharmaceutical Services Division
>>> MPS website
The introduction states that the guideline serves as a set of standards that needs to be complied with for the purpose of community pharmacy set up, training activities (under-graduate / pre-registration), audits and complementing the licensing requirement. The purpose is to ensure the quality of community pharmacy practice for the benefit of the consumer / patients.
The Guideline recommends that the community pharmacist should have full management control of the pharmacy practice. Note that it does not call for ownership should be a pharmacist. It also does not allow a sharing of premise.
You are allowed to display the following services namely:
- Blood Glucose Test
- Urine Pregnancy Test
- Electronic BP monitoring
Another important point to note is that the Notice of the Pharmacist on duty to be display and to include the name, time, date / duty and photo
The community pharmacy logo is encouraged to be use.
In Appendix VI of the guideline there are 3 checklists to assist the Community Pharmacist
- Compulsory requirement
- Optional requirement
- Compulsory requirement for those specific services / products that available in the premise
Please do read the guidelines to familiarize with the requirements