GPhC guidance on managing fitness to practise concerns in pharmacy education and training

The GPhC currently provides guidance to schools of pharmacy about student fitness to practise. This is to help ensure that they have robust and effective measures in place to develop their own fitness to practise procedures.

Changes to the guidance

We have updated the guidance so that it can be used by all providers of education and training which lead to pharmacy professional registration or annotation, including courses for pharmacy technicians and pharmacist independent prescribers.

Following an initial phase of engagement conducted in the Spring 2019, we have drafted:

Your views on the guidance

We put together a survey where you could tell us your views and influence the final version of the updated guidance and case studies. We want to make sure these can be used in practice and meet the needs of students, trainees and education and training providers.

The survey was open for six weeks and asked for your feedback on different sections of the guidance, as well as what you thought needed amending, might be missing, or challenging to implement.

The survey is now closed and we will use the next few months to evaluate responses and incorporate your insights to the final guidance. We hope to complete this process sometime in Spring 2020.

If you have any queries about this guidance please send an email to: