General Pharmaceutical Council consultation on CPD framework and rules

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain, is currently running a consultation on a new draft framework and rules for continuing professional development (CPD ).

All registrants have to undertake CPD to demonstrate that their practice is current; the framework explains how registrants do this. It explains how much CPD is required, how it has to be recorded and what happens when a registrant’s records are called. Primarily, the rules deal with the consequences of non compliance.

Commenting on the launch of the consultations, Damian Day, Head of Education and Quality Assurance said:

“Professional CPD is an important way for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to maintain their competence. We hope registrants will find the Framework is a clear and helpful guide to our CPD requirements. Because all registrants are affected by CPD, we are inviting a wide range of individuals and interest groups to take part in the consultation. We would very much like to hear the views of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, patients and carers, members of the public and other healthcare professionals.”