About us - overview

We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.

Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

We are a statutory organisation set up by the UK and Scottish parliaments, and we are independent from government and those we regulate. Our role and functions are set out in legislation called the Pharmacy Order.

We are funded by fees paid by the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies that register with us.

We have a governing council made up of pharmacy professionals and members of the public. Our chief executive and registrar, Duncan Rudkin, is accountable to this governing council.

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We set standards for pharmacies and pharmacy professionals. Our standards help to make sure people receive safe and effective care.

Standards for pharmacy professionals

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Reporting concern

We investigate concerns about pharmacy professionals and pharmacies. We take action to restrict their practice when this is necessary to protect patients and the public.

Report a concern

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We maintain a register of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. To be registered with us, they must meet our requirements and standards.

Search the registers

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Find out how to get involved in our consultations where you’ll get the opportunity to give feedback and help shape our work.


Gisela Abbam - GPhC Chair

Our Council

Find out more about the work of our governing Council, its membership and the Council meetings which are open to the public.

Our Council

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News and updates

Catch up on news from the GPhC and sign-up to our e-bulletin, Regulate, for the latest guidance and information.

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