If you were removed from the register by the Fitness to Practise Committee, you will not be able to apply to return to the register until five years after your removal date.
Important: You must not practise as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician (or use the title ‘pharmacist’ or ‘pharmacy technician’) before the GPhC tells you that your application has been successful and that your name has been restored to the appropriate register. Practising as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician while not on the register is breaking the law and you can be prosecuted.
An application to return to the register after removal by the Fitness to Practise Committee (restoration) is not an appeal against, or a review of, the original committee decision. There is no automatic right to restoration.
1. Prepare to apply for restoration
If you want to apply to return to the register after the five year period of your removal from the register, you should first read the guidance on being restored to the register. [PDF 661KB]
2. Build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your fitness to practise
When you apply for restoration, you must provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate your fitness to practise.
3. Check if you need to provide evidence of English language skills
All pharmacy professionals must have the necessary knowledge of English for safe and effective practice as a condition of their registration with the GPhC. You may need to provide evidence to show that you meet this requirement.
Guidance on evidence of English language skills. [PDF 672 KB]
4. Complete your application to return to the register and pay the application fee
We would recommend you re-read the guidance and do a final check that you have all the required documents and evidence before you submit your application.
The application fee covers the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable.
5. Registrar refers your application to the Fitness to Practise Committee
If the registrar determines that your application is valid, the registrar will refer your application to the Fitness to Practise Committee to consider whether you are fit to practise as a pharmacy professional.
6. Restoration hearing and application decision
For more information about the restoration hearing process, please see Section 3 of Restoration to the register: guidance for applicants and committees. [PDF 661KB]
7. Pay the restoration fee
If the outcome of the restoration hearing is successful, your name will not be restored to the register until payment of the appropriate registration fee has been made, even if the Fitness to Practise Committee allows the application.
Managing your registration after a successful application to return to the register
If your application to return to the register is successful, you will need to create an account on the myGPhC system to manage your registration and complete your revalidation. We will send you more details in your confirmation letter.
Creating an account on myGPhC. [PDF 710 KB]