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Our contact centre is closed today 12.30 - 13.30 for staff training.
The GPhC has announced a pass rate of 82% for those sitting the July 2021 registration assessment.
The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 9 September from 13:30
Our contact centre will be closed from Friday 27 August at 4.30pm for the Summer Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 31 August at 9.30am
We are reminding pharmacy owners and pharmacy professionals that they need to make sure they meet our standards and follow our guidance for providing pharmacy services at a distance, including on the internet, whenever they provide online pharmacy services.
We can confirm that 2,915 candidates sat the registration assessment on 27, 28 and 29 July, with the vast majority of these completing the sitting in Pearson test centres across the UK, and with 34 candidates sitting remotely in the UK and overseas using Pearson’s OnVUE system. 
Since July 2020 we have taken enforcement action against 36 pharmacy premises and a pharmacy professional following intelligence-led inspections or investigations relating to unusually high sales of codeine linctus.
During the registration assessment dates (27, 28 and 29 July) our contact centre will open from 7.30am till 5.00pm.
We have now published Managing concerns about pharmacy professionals: our strategy for change - 2021-26 on our website.
From 19 July 2021, measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and wearing face masks in certain settings, will no longer be mandatory in England. Instead the Government in England has set out an expectation and recommendation that people should wear face coverings in crowded areas, as the number of cases is high and rising.