A Quality Management System (QMS) refers to the centralised control of any quality and compliance process. The adoption of a QMS is a requirement of all UK-based healthcare regulators, most notably the GPhC, CQC and MHRA. On a global level, the WHO inspectorate and ISO auditors consider the use of a Pharmacy QMS as critical¹.
Before the ubiquity of the internet, quality management was performed on paper and as such poorly centralised. For instance, a community pharmacy organisation with two or more locations would often control quality using:
However, since the establishment of the hubnet.io in 2015 these processes have been fully digitised. In the past 5 years, we have seen Hubnet users improve their regulatory compliance and patient safety whilst improving organisational efficiency. We have done this in five key ways:
Lastly, our QMS sits within a fully functional Enterprise Resource Planning tool, so quality can be improved alongside human resource management.
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¹Quality Management System Requirements for National Inspectorates, Published July 2019, accessed on 1st February 2021 via: https://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/quality_assurance/QAS_19_811_Rev1_Quality_Mgmt_System_Requirements.pdf?ua=1
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