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See our new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists


We regulate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.  We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.


Temporary register to remain open until 2024

26 September 2022
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has asked the General Pharmaceutical Council and the other relevant health professional regulators to keep our temporary registers for a further two years.

GPhC Council agrees new guidance for entry to independent prescribing courses

23 September 2022
The new guidance supports changes to the entry requirements for independent prescribing training, which enables pharmacists to begin a course when they have the relevant experience and awareness

Pharmacy closures

23 September 2022
We have published a statement on the issue of temporary closures of community pharmacies

Annual report 2021/22

17 August 2022
We have now published our annual report 2021/22, which summarises our work during the past year.

GPhC issues advice about risks relating to online services

16 August 2022
The General Pharmaceutical Council has written to pharmacists and owners of pharmacies with the voluntary internet pharmacy logo, amid ongoing patient safety concerns affecting the online sector.

New GPhC resources on duty of candour highlight importance of openness when things go wrong

22 June 2022
New resources have been published for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help them fulfil the duty of candour - the professional responsibility to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong