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


Phone lines update

4 June 2020
Our phone lines are closed this afternoon (04 June) and will re-open at 9.30am on Friday 05 June.

Criteria for pharmacist provisional registration agreed

21 May 2020
The Council of the GPhC has today agreed a policy for registering pharmacists on a provisional basis as part of the regulator’s response to the pandemic.

GPhC launches Vision 2030 and five-year Strategic Plan

20 May 2020
We have published our Vision 2030 which sets out an ambitious 10-year vision for safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities. We have also published our Strategic Plan 2020-25 which sets out the work we plan to do in the coming five years to help us achieve our 10-year vision.

Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or violence against pharmacy staff

15 May 2020
Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, said: “We share the widespread view across pharmacy that there should be zero tolerance for abuse or violence against pharmacy staff.

Pharmacies encouraged to become Safe Spaces for victims of domestic abuse

1 May 2020
Pharmacies across Great Britain are being asked to consider providing a safe space for victims of domestic abuse, as part of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign run by Hestia, a national charity.

Update on new legislation relating to controlled drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic

29 April 2020
Three temporary emergency measures have been introduced by the UK Government into legislation (The Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020).