Revalidation: find out which standards you will need to reflect on

By now, some of you will have successfully submitted your first reflective account alongside your other revalidation records. Depending on when you joined the register, you may be submitting your first reflective account to us up until October 2020.

As part of your revalidation, you have to submit a reflective account record, alongside a peer discussion, and four continued professional development (CPD) records.

Changes to the education and training of pharmacy support staff

The GPhC’s governing council has agreed new education and training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.

The Council decided to introduce the new requirements after considering the feedback received from consultation and engagement with the pharmacy sector, pharmacy support staff, pharmacy professionals, members of the public and education and training providers.

Religion, personal values and beliefs: providing emergency hormonal contraception

A pharmacy professional’s religion, personal values and beliefs can play an important part in their life and make a positive contribution to their work and the care they provide. However, in some cases, these personal values and beliefs could affect their willingness to provide certain services, such as routine or emergency contraception. 

Focus on providing pharmacy services online

Online provision of pharmacy services is a rapidly expanding business model where pharmacy services can potentially be delivered over a larger geographic area. Services delivered in this way can improve access and convenience for those living in remote areas or people with busy lives. 

However, there are also additional risks that pharmacy owners need to consider and mitigate to deliver safe and effective care to patients and public online.

Join our Council and help uphold standards and public trust in pharmacy

We are looking for three new council members – two registrants and one member of the public - to help us achieve our aims of protecting the public and upholding the standards of pharmacy services.

This is an exciting time to join the GPhC Council. We have an ambitious programme of work ahead at this time of change for pharmacy, and as a Council we have an important strategic governance and assurance role to play.

Share your views on safe and effective prescribing

We are currently asking for views on proposed guidance for pharmacist prescribers to make sure they provide safe and effective care when prescribing.

The proposed guidance incorporates information we have gathered over the last three years, including from research we have carried out on issues affecting public safety, feedback from our prescribers’ survey, enquiries sent to us, fitness to practise cases, and our discussion papers and consultations.