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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.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is pleased to announce the names of the 427 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in September; a 60.9 per cent pass rate (1).
On Wednesday 22nd October the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will launch its first ever online survey of pre-registration tutors.
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope has been appointed as independent Chair of the GPhC’s Continuing Fitness to Practise Advisory Group.
Commenting on HEFCE’s announcement about student numbers and HEE’s statement about the reform of pharmacist education and training in England, Duncan Rudkin said:
Along with other regulators of healthcare professionals, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has signed a joint statement on openness and honesty - the professional duty of candour.
In his Pharmacy Show keynote speech, Nigel Clarke, Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council, announced a review of the GPhC’s Conduct, Ethics and Performance Standards.
Responding to concerns raised about provisions within the Community Pharmacy Funding Settlement for 2014/15 for enhanced reporting requirements of safety incidents, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said:
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