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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.

Updates

GPhC and PSNI announce results for November 2022 online registration assessment

6 December 2022
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A total of 937 candidates sat the registration assessment in four countries on 3 November, with 525 candidates passing the assessment: an overall pass rate of 56%.

The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 8 December

2 December 2022
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The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 8 December from 14:30

GPhC launches discussion paper on draft Hearings and Outcomes Guidance

29 November 2022
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GPhC launches consultation on draft Hearings and Outcomes Guidance

GPhC welcomes new legislation to strengthen pharmacy governance

24 October 2022
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New legislative orders will give the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) powers to set professional standards for Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists and Chief Pharmacists.

Update on valproate

20 October 2022
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Children born to women who take valproate during pregnancy are at significant risk of birth defects and persistent developmental disorders. As such, it is vital that women and girls are dispensed valproate safely. 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. 

GPhC publishes guidance on the initial assessment of incoming concerns

20 October 2022
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The guidance sets out our revised approach to assessing concerns when they are first received and deciding whether an investigation is required or if other action is more appropriate.