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.

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

We are looking for five new members of our governing council – three of whom will be on our register – to help us achieve our aims of making a positive contribution to patient safety and encouraging improvements in pharmacy services.

The new members will join our Council on 1 April 2019. We have an ambitious programme of work ahead at this time of change for pharmacy, and our Council has an important strategic governance and assurance role to play.

Focus on reflection

We believe that encouraging pharmacy professionals to reflect regularly on their learning and practice will help to drive improvement in pharmacy practice. Revalidation for pharmacy professionals is the tool we use to encourage all pharmacy professionals to reflect regularly and to focus on the outcomes achieved for people using pharmacy services.