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Consultation on draft standards for Chief Pharmacists

Tell us your views on the new draft Standards for Chief Pharmacists.


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


GPhC appoints new Chair of the Board of Assessors

28 February 2024
The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Dr Mat Smith as the new Chair of the Board of Assessors.

Statement on the reclassification of codeine linctus

22 February 2024
GPhC welcomes the decision by the MHRA to reclassify codeine linctus to a prescription-only medicine

New GPhC Council members appointed for 2024 and 2025

14 February 2024
The Privy Council has appointed five new members to join our governing Council

Safely providing a wider range of services in community pharmacy

1 February 2024
As community pharmacies offer a wider range of services, the GPhC has written to pharmacy owners and superintendents to highlight key aspects of the relevant standards in helping to ensure services are provided safely.

New valproate safety and educational materials

31 January 2024
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published new valproate safety and educational materials to support the implementation of new regulatory measures.

GPhC launches consultation on draft Standards for Chief Pharmacists

23 January 2024
The new draft standards set out the professional responsibilities and describe the knowledge, conduct, and performance required by a Chief Pharmacist (or equivalent) to support their organisation and its staff to deliver safe and effective pharmacy services.