What will the GPhC investigate?
The GPhC only considers concerns about fitness to practise. Fitness to practise refers to the skills, knowledge, character and health a pharmacy professional must have to do their job safely and effectively. This should not be confused with being fit to work.
All pharmacy professionals have to abide by the law, as well as the standards of conduct, ethics and performance, which is a range of professional standards that the GPhC publish. A pharmacy professional’s fitness to practise can be impaired (negatively affected) for a number of reasons that include misconduct, a lack of competence, ill-health and through having been convicted of a criminal offence.
Examples of things you might report to the GPhC include:
- Dispensing errors
- Sexual assault
- Pharmacy professionals working under the influence of drink or drugs