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New resources have been published for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help them fulfil the duty of candour - the professional responsibility to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong
RPS and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have today published an updated joint statement highlighting the importance of regulatory and professional standards and guidance to ensure patient-centred, safe and effective care.
The government has confirmed that legislation is expected to be laid in parliament today [Friday 10 June] to allow more healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, across England, Scotland and Wales to certify fit notes for patients.
The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 9 June from 13:00
The contact centre phone lines will be open on Tuesday 24 between 9.30am – 2.00pm, our phone lines will then reopen on Wednesday 25 at 9.30am.
The changes will allow pharmacists to begin an independent prescriber course when they have the relevant experience and awareness.
The decision comes after a 12-week consultation asking for feedback on hearings being held remotely
As part of our work to make sure people receive safe and effective care, we have produced a short guidance note for pharmacy professionals, including pharmacist prescribers, on selecting the appropriate mode of consultation when assessing a person’s needs. 
Full revalidation requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are being reinstated from 1 October 2022
The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 14 April