Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians gets the green light for implementation

We will introduce revalidation for pharmacy professionals from 30 March 2018, after our governing council approved the framework for revalidation and agreed the timetable for its implementation. This decision means that all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain will have to demonstrate that they are regularly reflecting on their learning and practice and keeping up to date.

Could you play your part in pharmacy regulation by joining a GPhC committee?

Are you looking to broaden your professional experience? We have a number of opportunities for pharmacists and for lay people to play a key part in the regulation of pharmacy professionals, by becoming a member or chair of the committees that make decisions about concerns raised about registrants and pharmacy premises

We do not have any vacancies for pharmacy technicians at the moment.

Ensuring a safe and effective pharmacy team

We are consulting on new guidance for pharmacy owners which outlines what they are expected to do to ensure everyone in the pharmacy team can provide safe and effective services to patients and the public.

The consultation is open from 20 July to 11 October 2017.

The proposed guidance for pharmacy owners covers both registered and unregistered staff, including managers who are not registered pharmacy professionals.

Raising awareness of the Truth Project

In your role as a pharmacy professional you may come across someone who has suffered sexual abuse as a child.

If you have received safeguarding training, you will be aware of the correct action to take if a patient discloses that they have been abused.

But you also might want to make them aware of the work of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and, specifically, the Truth Project.