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Frontline pharmacy workers are among the high priority groups identified by the JCVI for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. This is because people working in frontline roles are at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19.
We have issued a joint letter with the UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers and the PSNI thanking pharmacy colleagues for their ongoing work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The implementation of these standards will transform the education and training of pharmacists for a generation, so they are able to play a much greater role in providing clinical care to patients and the public from their first day on the register, including through prescribing medicines.
Our website and the Registers search on our main website ( will be unavailable today Friday 22 January due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
When the pandemic began last year, we as professional regulators across the UK, set out how we would carry out our roles during this time. We would like to set out our approach again in the following joint statement, which re-iterates the principles we said we would rely upon, and will continue to rely upon as the pandemic continues.
The GPhC has responded to questions from candidates and stakeholders on the registration assessment, following the introduction of national lockdowns.
The GPhC will be holding an additional Council meeting on Friday 8 January from 15:30-16:00 to consider a limited agenda.
Our contact centre will be operating under amended hours over the holiday period. During the hours that we are closed, please email your enquiry to
The GPhC Council has approved new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.
Our contact centre will be closing at 1.30pm on Friday 11 December and will reopen Monday 14 December at 9.30am.