16 February 2018
The consumer publication Which? has published an article on trust in pharmacies. The GPhC responds.
6 February 2018
“We recognise that the GMC case of Dr Bawa-Garba has caused concern among pharmacy professionals. It is a difficult and tragic case and we will be considering any implications with others. We will actively engage with the rapid review commissioned by the Secretary of State and led by Professor Norman Williams, and carefully consider all of the outcomes of that review.
2 February 2018
Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 8 February 2018.
31 January 2018
We have now published new threshold criteria which apply to all decisions from 1st February 2018 and are used to decide whether a case should be referred to the investigating committee. The criteria are set out in new Good decision-making: Investigations and threshold criteria guidance. This completes the suite of good decision making guidance for each stage of the fitness to practise process.
GPhC seeks reforms to improve assurance for patients and support professionalism of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
24 January 2018
We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation. Read our response here.
9 January 2018
Following the airing of BBC Inside Out's programme, "Boots: Pharmacists Under Pressure", the GPhC has released a statement
31 October 2017
The Department of Health has today launched a consultation on the regulatory reform of health professional regulation in which it asks questions on how to improve the protection of the public through more efficient, responsive and effective regulation.
19 December 2017
We have published our updated strategic plan 2017-20, which sets out the progress we have made in the first year of our plan under our three strategic aims.
15 December 2017
We have responded to the Pharmacist's Defence Association's Safer Pharmacies Charter published earlier this month
GPhC Council gives green light to implementation of revalidation in a ‘step-change’ for pharmacy professionals
8 December 2017
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will introduce revalidation for pharmacy professionals from 30 March 2018, after its Council approved the framework for revalidation and agreed the timetable for its implementation.
14 November 2017
On Tuesday 14 November the Department of Health laid the Dispensing Errors (Registered Pharmacies) Order before Parliament.