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Legislation

We are the statutory regulator for the pharmacy professions in Great Britain. The Health Act 1999, as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2008, is the primary legislation which enabled the GPhC to be established via the Pharmacy Order 2010.

The Act enabled all the regulatory functions of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain to be transferred to the GPhC. The Act also allows for the transfer of regulatory functions from the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland to the GPhC in the future, subject to a decision by Northern Ireland Ministers.

The Pharmacy Order 2010 established the GPhC as an independent statutory regulator. In addition, the Council has powers and responsibilities for the registration of pharmacy premises and for enforcing certain provisions under the Medicines Act 1968 and the Poisons Act 1972.

Pharmacy Order 2010

The Pharmacy Order 2010 established the GPhC as an independent statutory regulator.

Other legislation

Sometimes additional legislation is relevant to our work, you can find details of that in this section of our website.