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We have published our second annual report, covering its first full year in operation (April 2011- March 2012)., our registration renewal site, will be unavailable this weekend from 5pm Friday 6 July until 9am Monday 9 July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience as we carry out essential maintenance to the site.
There has been an increase in the proportion of pharmacists who are from a black or minority ethnic background or who are female, but a fall in the number of pharmacists who qualified overseas, according to a new analysis of the register of pharmacists in Great Britain.
We are seeking views on changes to some of the rules that set out how we carry out our functions as a regulator, and would welcome hearing from you.
We have reduced fees for entry to both our pre-registration scheme and the registration assessment.
We have welcomed proposals by the Law Commission to review the existing complex legislative framework for the regulation of health care professionals.
It has been a busy few months as we have taken our proposals to modernise the regulation of registered pharmacies out to formal consultation, and have prepared our own response to the Law Commission’s review of regulation of healthcare professionals. Read more in our latest issue of Upda+e
The governing council of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has approved the organisation’s response to the Law Commissions' consultation on the regulation of health care professionals.
Pre-registration trainees must apply for the registration assessment in June by 5pm on Friday 18 May 2012 at the latest. Candidates who miss this deadline will have to wait until the Autumn assessment as there is no longer an option to pay a late entry fee.
‘Modernising pharmacy regulation: A consultation on the draft standards for registered pharmacies’ - the largest consultation that we have undertaken since we were created as the independent regulator - closed on Monday 7 May.