Standards

We have a statutory responsibility for setting standards for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in Great Britain. We set standards which focus on safe and effective outcomes for patients and the public.

We set standards in 5 areas:

Standards of conduct, ethics and performance

Standards for registered pharmacies

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Standards for the initial education and training for pharmacists

Standards for the initial education and training for pharmacy technicians

From time to time we publish guidance to help pharmacy teams better understand our standards. Our guidance can be found here.

Information about the current reviews of our standards can be found here.