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