Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives anyone a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities such as the GPhC.
How to get information
In the first instance, check here on our website. You can search for information using the search function at the top of the page or by using our publications search.
Our publication scheme commits us to making information available to the public as part of our normal activities. It includes a guide to information that we routinely make available on our website.
Make a request to us
If you cannot find what you want on the website, or by using the publications scheme, then you can send us an information request by email or letter. We will need:
- Your name and contact details (email or postal address) so we can send you a reply, and
- A description of the information you want.
It would be helpful if you could mark your mail ‘FOI request’. Please send your request to the Information Governance Team:
Information Governance Team
General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
Tel: 020 3713 7827
We will respond to your request as soon as possible, and within 20 working days, as required by law. We will provide you with a copy of the information you require, if we hold it, unless an exemption to disclosure applies, in which case we will explain our reasons for not supplying it.
If you are unhappy with our response to your request, you may ask for an internal review. We ask that you do this within 2 months of the date of our response. We aim to carry out a review and respond to you within 20 working days, but this is not a statutory deadline and we may occasionally need to take longer. If that is the case, we will tell you.
If you would like more information about the Freedom of Information Act you can:
- Find out more from the Information Commissioner's Office
- Read about your rights and get guidance from https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-information-request