Who we are

We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered 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. Find out how we do this

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 seven pharmacy professionals and seven members of the public. Find out more about them below. Our chief executive and registrar, Duncan Rudkin, is accountable to this governing council.