Restoration of registration

Restoring your registration

If you wish to restore your entry in the register then you will need to complete an application for restoration.

Completed forms must be returned to us by post.

NB Please note that if it has been more than 12 months since your last entry on the GPhC register, you will need to complete a previously registered application and portfolio of evidence. For pharmacists please follow this link, for technicians please follow this link.

Pharmacists

  • Restoration following removal for non renewal - £505 (£399 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration within one month of the date of voluntary removal-  £505  (£399 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee for restoration)
  • Restoration after one month of the date of voluntary removal - £250  (£144 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration following removal for failure to meet CPD requirements -  £679 (£573 application fee plus £106 Restoration Entry Fee for failure to meet CPD requirements)

Please note - if you had outstanding CPD entries at the time of your removal, these must be submitted with your restoration application.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Restoration following removal for non renewal -  £308 (£202 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration within one month of the date of voluntary removal  - £308 (£202 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration after one month of the date of voluntary removal - £118 (£12 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration following removal for failure to meet CPD requirements -  £407 (£301 application fee plus £106 Restoration Entry Fee for failure to meet CPD requirements)

Please note - if you had outstanding CPD entries at the time of your removal, these must be submitted with your restoration application.

 

Registered pharmacies

GPhC Premises Restoration form

  • Restoration following removal for non renewal - £820 (£714 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)
  • Restoration entry fee following voluntary removal - £241 (£135 application fee plus £106 restoration entry fee)

 

Please note: Until you have been notified that you have been restored to the Register, please ensure that you do not practise, even in a restricted role. To do so is a criminal offence.

 

English language competency

From 21 November 2016 a new law makes it a legal requirement for all registrants and applicants to have the necessary knowledge of English for safe and effective practice as a condition of their registration with us. This means that if you are restoring your registration to practise in Great Britain, you may need to provide evidence to show you meet these requirements.

If you are returning to the register we will consider the following criteria to determine whether you have shown that you have the necessary knowledge of English:

  • The length of time since you last practised in GB

  • Whether you had practised elsewhere or continued to live in GB whilst off the register

  • Whether you had previously demonstrated English language competence at your initial registration

  • The length of time you were registered and practising in GB

  • Other information as may be relevant for example whether concerns were raised about your English language competence while previously registered.

This is not an exhaustive list but gives an indication of matters we will take into account in determining whether to request further evidence of your knowledge of English before returning you to the register. 

If you are applying to restore your registration, you can find out more about the level of competence you will need and the types of evidence we will accept in our guidance on evidence of English language skills, and in the supporting guidance which comes with the form you will need to complete.