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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 from 14:30
GPhC launches consultation on draft Hearings and Outcomes Guidance
The contact Centre opening hours on Thursday 1 December will be 9.30am – 3.00pm due to training purposes
The Contact Centre opening times on 17 November will be 12pm until 5pm due to training.
The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 10 November
The contact centre opening times on 3 November will be 8.30am until 5.00pm
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.
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. 
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.