The GPhC Council agreed to begin a consultation in the coming month on an increase to some of its fees for 2019-20 at its meeting on 11 October 2018.
In the consultation, the GPhC will propose to increase the entry and yearly renewal fees for:
- pharmacists by £7 from £250 to £257
- pharmacy technicians by £3 from £118 to £121
- pharmacy premises by £21 from £241 to £262
This is the first time the GPhC has proposed an increase in fees since 2015. The proposed fees for pharmacy professionals are still lower than the fees charged in 2011. For the first time, the proposals would make the fee for registered pharmacies higher than the fee for pharmacists.