The GPhC facilitates both remote and in-person Fitness to Practise Committee (FtPC) hearings. This page contains guidance documents, details on how to observe a hearing and a calendar displaying upcoming hearings.
We can facilitate hearings in person or remotely. How a hearing is facilitated will be decided on a case by case basis taking into account our 'fitness to practise hearing format guidance’, the type of hearing and our registrant’s views. Please see:
Our fitness to practise hearing format guidance [PDF 415 KB]
If you are involved in hearings that will be carried out remotely, please read our guidance on remote hearings [PDF 168 KB]
If you are involved in a hybrid hearing, where some parties are at our Hearings centre and others participating remotely, please read our guidance on hybrid hearings [PDF 173 KB].
Observing a hearing
If you’d like to observe one of our hearings please contact: Hearings.Admin@pharmacyregulation.org
In some cases it may appropriate to hear parts of, or the entire hearing in private; please note that in these cases members of the public will not be admitted.
If you're a member of the media and want to join a hearing please contact the press office beforehand.
We have carried out a risk assessment on the 25th and 26th floors of our office at 25 Canada Square. We have also produced a guidance note for anyone attending a physical hearing.
- Guidance note for hearings on 25th floor Citibank building [PDF 178 KB] - Updated April 2021
- Covid-19 Risk assessment 25th floor [PDF 450KB]
- Covid-19 Risk assessment 26th floor [PDF 458KB]
We have signed up to the Government's Covid-19 workplace testing scheme and have produced some guidance on our approach to testing colleagues working in the office or carrying out inspections, and visitors to the office [PDF 179 KB].
Taking part in the testing programme is an important element of our strategy to:
- limit the spread of coronavirus among our workforce and visitors to our offices
- protect our workforce and service users during the pandemic.
Our testing programme focuses primarily on identifying positive asymptomatic cases - i.e. those who are carrying coronavirus but are not displaying any symptoms - among colleagues who are resuming on site working or visitors to our offices.
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