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The GPhC is taking forward the changes agreed by the independent board of assessors to the 2016 registration assessment for pharmacists in order to fully reflect the significant changes that have taken place in the profession since it was first introduced in 1993.
Earlier this year the GPhC and other regulatory bodies became aware of concerns about Healthcare at Home following the receipt of complaints. As a result the GPhC, supported by staff from NHS England, MHRA and CQC, conducted inspections in April and August.
The General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) continuing fitness to practise advisory group held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday 2nd December.
The GPhC’s offices, including the contact centre, will be closed from 2pm on Friday 5 December. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will reopen at 9am on Monday 8 December as usual.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is today holding a listening event in Cardiff to gather feedback from pharmacy stakeholders on the prototype inspection model and to update them on progress.
Due to essential maintenance, these services will not be available from 8am on Saturday 29 November to 9pm on Sunday 30 November.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched a discussion document which describes important proposed changes to the guidance which fitness to practise committees must use in reaching decisions.
Pharmacists’ access to patient medical records is a welcome and positive step towards enabling pharmacy professionals to deliver improved outcomes for patients. We believe that access to records will increase dialogue and communication and improve collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published its strategic plan for 2015-18. The document, which has been laid before Parliament, provides an update from the strategic plan that was published in 2013. It has an increased focus on the role the GPhC can play in helping pharmacy professionals and the pharmacy sector to improve quality, of which safety is a key element.
The GPhC has set out some of the key learnings from its inspections model during a conference aimed at providing pharmacy stakeholders in England, Scotland and Wales with a platform for feedback and discussion on the prototype. The GPhC listed some of the key outcomes from the prototype so far, now that more than 2,000 pharmacies have been inspected.

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