Look out for your invitation to respond to a major survey about your roles and responsibilities 

If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy technician currently on our register, you’ll shortly receive an email on behalf of the GPhC inviting you to complete an important survey about your job roles and responsibilities, work settings, future work plans, and your levels of job satisfaction and work-life balance.

We would urge you to respond as the information you provide will give us valuable insights which we can use to improve the way we regulate.

Reviewing revalidation submissions- what to expect

We will start reviewing revalidation submissions monthly from June 2019 - find out all you need to know about how we select records for review and what to expect if yours is selected...

We will make a selection of submissions to review each month, so your records could be selected for review during the month you submit them, or during any following months, until you make a new submission.

Education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers

Our governing council has agreed revised education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers. We will begin to accredit courses based on the new standards in 2019.

Read the standards

Council members carefully considered the feedback to our consultation on the revised standards, and made a number of changes to the standards based on what we heard.

Get your flu jab – protect yourself, your patients and your family

Anyone can be susceptible to influenza infection, even if they are in good health, and this is why we are supporting the campaign to encourage healthcare professionals to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

As a pharmacy professional providing key healthcare services, and often dealing with patients directly, we ask you to consider getting yourself vaccinated and to encourage your staff to get vaccinated as well.

Focus on social media

Social media has become part of daily life for many of us and it can be a powerful way for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to collaborate with peers and colleagues, as well as patients and the public. But it can be challenging to use social media as a health professional.

Thank you for sharing your views on our consultations

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared their views on our recent consultations on:

  • developing our approach to regulating registered pharmacies
  • making sure patients and the public can obtain medicines safely online
  • initial education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers
  • our publication and disclosure policy

Over the last six months we have heard from around 3,000 individuals and organisations through our online consultations and events. 

Revalidation: telling us when you can’t submit some or all records

We expect that if you are practising as a pharmacy professional, you should carry out and record revalidation activity. But there are sometimes reasons why you may not be able to submit some or all of your revalidation records when you renew your registration.

Serious illness, maternity leave, or breaks in practice for other reasons might mean that you have periods of three months or more during your registration year when you haven’t been practising or recording CPD.