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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.


Overseas candidates in certain time zones to have the option to sit the registration assessment remotely

15 February 2021
Registration assessment candidates in countries with more than two hours’ time difference from the UK will now have the option to sit the March registration assessment remotely, subject to availability of places.

Update: supply of COVID-19 tests from pharmacies

15 February 2021
We have updated our position on supplying different types of COVID-19 tests from pharmacies in Great Britain.

Our response to GenderGP about pharmacy services for transgender patients

10 February 2021
We have responded to a letter from GenderGP about action we have taken in relation to two pharmacies working with GenderGP.

All frontline pharmacy workers encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccination

4 February 2021
Frontline pharmacy workers are among the high priority groups identified by the JCVI for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. This is because people working in frontline roles are at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19.

New standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists introduced

19 January 2021
The implementation of these standards will transform the education and training of pharmacists for a generation, so they are able to play a much greater role in providing clinical care to patients and the public from their first day on the register, including through prescribing medicines.