We have closed our offices in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and are working remotely. Please send all correspondence by email.

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


Easter opening hours

9 April 2020
Our contact centre will be open from 9:30- 17:00 on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but will be closed as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

New ethical decision-making framework to support pharmacists and pharmacy teams

9 April 2020
The GPhC is supporting a new ethical decision-making framework to support pharmacists and pharmacy teams faced with making difficult decisions linked to the exceptional impact of Covid19.

Pharmacy Technician pre-registration training in 2020: joint letter from the GPhC and APTUK

6 April 2020
Our Chief Executive and the President of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) have written a joint letter to pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians and educational supervisors about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on training.

Examples of notable practice in pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic

31 March 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our inspectors have been providing support to registered pharmacies and discussing their plans and arrangements. Through their work, the inspectors have identified examples of good and excellent practice by pharmacies in response to the challenges and issues they are facing at this time.

Covid-19: Social Distancing. Protecting yourself and your teams

30 March 2020
We have signed a joint statement on the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and Pharmacy Forum NI.

Over 6000 former pharmacy professionals given temporary registration for COVID-19 emergency

27 March 2020
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has today given temporary registration to 3332 pharmacists and 2909 pharmacy technicians who had left the register. This enables them to return to work during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.