We are consulting on revised threshold criteria

Today we launched a consultation on revised threshold criteria.

We have the power to investigate concerns about pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  

The threshold criteria are used by decision-makers within the GPhC, who are involved in investigating concerns, to decide whether a case should be referred to the investigating committee.

We are consulting on revised threshold criteria to ensure they are an effective decision making tool and to take account of changes in pharmacy regulation, including the new standards for pharmacy professionals which will be introduced in 2017. The 12-week consultation will close on 7 March 2017.

This consultation is part of a wider programme of reviewing all of our statutory decision-making guidance, which aims to support good decision-making at all stages of the fitness to practise process, and to make the process as clear and understandable as possible.

Duncan Rudkin, chief executive of the GPhC said: 

‘We have a commitment to ensure that people who are entered on our register uphold our standards and are fit to remain on it.  Key to this goal is a decision-making framework that ensures proportionate, fair and consistent decisions are made across all investigations.  We are keen to hear from a wide range of stakeholders on this important consultation.’

This survey is now closed.