Consultation seeks views on education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers
The GPhC Council today agreed that revised criteria for registration as a pharmacy technician in Great Britain will come into effect on 31 August 2018, in advance of the 2018-2019 academic year. The criteria set out the required education, training and experience needed in order to register as a pharmacy technician.
Our governing council has decided that registration renewal fees for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises will remain at current levels for the financial year 2018/19.
Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 8 March 2018.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) recognises that extreme weather conditions forecast across Great Britain could present major challenges for all those affected, including pharmacies providing vital services to patients.
We welcome the new measures to help reduce medication errors and improve patient safety announced by the Secretary of State today.
The consumer publication Which? has published an article on trust in pharmacies. The GPhC responds.
“We recognise that the GMC case of Dr Bawa-Garba has caused concern among pharmacy professionals. It is a difficult and tragic case and we will be considering any implications with others. We will actively engage with the rapid review commissioned by the Secretary of State and led by Professor Norman Williams, and carefully consider all of the outcomes of that review.
Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 8 February 2018.
We have now published new threshold criteria which apply to all decisions from 1st February 2018 and are used to decide whether a case should be referred to the investigating committee. The criteria are set out in new Good decision-making: Investigations and threshold criteria guidance. This completes the suite of good decision making guidance for each stage of the fitness to practise process.