Celebrating ten years of pharmacy technician registration

This July we have marked the 10-year anniversary of pharmacy technician registration

It became a legal requirement for pharmacy technicians to register with the GPhC from 1 July 2011 and pharmacy technicians became a regulated health profession in Great Britain.

Our Chair and Chief Executive wrote jointly with Chief Pharmaceutical Officers to all pharmacy technicians on our register to thank them for the significant contribution they make to providing safe and effective pharmacy care to patients and the public.

Have you given your feedback on how we propose to set fees in the future?

Share your views on how we set our fees by 2 June 2021

We are asking for your views on how we set fees for registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, including our proposal to keep a flat fee structure rather than introduce differential fees for registered pharmacy professionals, as part of our current consultation on our draft fees strategy.

Writing effective reflective account records

In this article we have brought together some tips to help you write effective reflective account records, and included a couple of example reflective account records with the feedback they received from our reviewers.

The reflective account was first introduced as part of revalidation in 2019 and one of its main aims is to encourage you to think about how you are meeting the standards for pharmacy professionals.

Let us know your thoughts on our strategy for managing concerns about pharmacy professionals

There’s still time to respond to our consultation

Since we launched our consultation on a proposed new approach to managing concerns about pharmacy professionals, we’ve heard from patients and the public, pharmacy professionals, lawyers and others involved in representing pharmacy professionals, other regulators, and employers, through a series of online focus groups and events. 

Brexit: key information for pharmacy professionals and pharmacy owners

The transition process began on the 31 January 2020 when the United Kingdom left the European Union. During this time, the United Kingdom has continued to be subject to EU rules and remained a member of the single market and customs union. However, on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period will come to an end. As a result, the registration process for some pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with non-UK qualifications will change.

“A Safe Space has saved my life”: how pharmacies are helping people find a way out of domestic abuse

In May, we contacted community pharmacies to ask them to consider providing a Safe Space for people experiencing domestic abuse in their consultation room as part of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign run by Hestia, a national charity. Over 1 in 4 pharmacies are now taking part in the scheme and a recent report from Hestia estimates that Safe Spaces in pharmacies have been used over 3700 times already- which demonstrates how high the need is from people experiencing domestic abuse.