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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.


Second online registration assessment sittings completed

30 July 2021
We can confirm that 2,915 candidates sat the registration assessment on 27, 28 and 29 July, with the vast majority of these completing the sitting in Pearson test centres across the UK, and with 34 candidates sitting remotely in the UK and overseas using Pearson’s OnVUE system. 

GPhC takes action against pharmacies in connection with codeine linctus

28 July 2021
Since July 2020 we have taken enforcement action against 36 pharmacy premises and a pharmacy professional following intelligence-led inspections or investigations relating to unusually high sales of codeine linctus.

Our new strategy for managing concerns about pharmacy professionals is now published

21 July 2021
We have now published Managing concerns about pharmacy professionals: our strategy for change - 2021-26 on our website.

Pharmacy owners’ ongoing responsibilities for COVID-19 safety measures after 19 July

13 July 2021
From 19 July 2021, measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and wearing face masks in certain settings, will no longer be mandatory in England. Instead the Government in England has set out an expectation and recommendation that people should wear face coverings in crowded areas, as the number of cases is high and rising. 

Pharmacy regulator seeks new Chair

7 July 2021
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun recruiting for an inspirational Chair to lead its Council.

Update on valproate

16 June 2021
The GPhC is reminding all pharmacy professionals of what they must do to ensure women and girls receive the right information about valproate and the risk of birth defects.

Revalidation requirements from May 2021

3 March 2021
Registrants due to submit their revalidation records between 1 May – 30 November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when they renew their registration.