Annual report 2015-16

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published its annual report for 2015-16.

Key achievements for the year highlighted in the report include:

  • Starting work on education and training standards for the whole pharmacy team
  • Using feedback about patient-centred professionalism to draft new standards
  • Progress in developing a continuing fitness to practise framework
  • Positive feedback on our new approach to regulating and inspecting pharmacies
  • Improving the accessibility and transparency of our fitness to practise process
  • Improving our day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness

Alongside the annual report, the GPhC also published a corporate plan which explains its priorities for 2016/17.

These priorities include:

  • Embedding and continuing to refine our new approach to inspection
  • Continuing to make improvements to the quality and timeliness of our fitness to practise (FtP) cases
  • Continuing to develop a model for continuing fitness to practise (CFtP)
  • Developing standards and guidance that bring about improvement and reflect the attitudes, behaviours, knowledge and skills pharmacy professionals will need in the future
  • Using technology to improve the experience of registrants, patients, the public and other stakeholders and to minimise processing costs

The annual report is available in both English and Welsh. Our corporate plan is also available in English and Welsh.