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We have published new guidance to help pharmacy professionals when their religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on their willingness to provide certain services.
Our next council meeting takes place on Wednesday 7 June
All pharmacy professionals in Great Britain will have to meet new standards for pharmacy professionals, which came into effect today (12 May). The nine standards describe how safe and effective care is delivered through person-centred professionalism, and replace the standards of conduct, ethics and performance.
We are aware that there has been an issue with incorrect names on recently sent superintendent letters.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Francesca Okosi as its new Director of Organisational Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We have launched a consultation on proposals to introduce revalidation for pharmacy professionals. This is an important change to what pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must do each year to show that the trust in pharmacy professionals is well placed.
We have now published our business plan for 2017-2020.
The High Court has today handed down its judgment in relation to the PDA’s application for judicial review of the new standards for pharmacy professionals. The PDA’s application for permission to seek a judicial review in relation to the standards was refused.
We have received a report from a pharmacy owner that they received a call from someone falsely claiming to be from the GPhC, who requested the pharmacy’s bank details.
Our Council, at its meeting on 6 April, approved the wording relating to personal values and beliefs in new standards for pharmacy professionals.

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