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When the pandemic began last year, we as professional regulators across the UK, set out how we would carry out our roles during this time. We would like to set out our approach again in the following joint statement, which re-iterates the principles we said we would rely upon, and will continue to rely upon as the pandemic continues.
The GPhC has responded to questions from candidates and stakeholders on the registration assessment, following the introduction of national lockdowns.
The GPhC will be holding an additional Council meeting on Friday 8 January from 15:30-16:00 to consider a limited agenda.
Our contact centre will be operating under amended hours over the holiday period. During the hours that we are closed, please email your enquiry to info@pharmacyregulation.org.
The GPhC Council has approved new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.
Our contact centre will be closing at 1.30pm on Friday 11 December and will reopen Monday 14 December at 9.30am.
We have published key information for pharmacy professionals, pharmacy owners and patients and the public about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The General Pharmaceutical Council and other healthcare regulators are encouraging health professionals to take part in an urgent public health study, backed by the UK Government, to help understand why people from certain ethnic minorities are more likely to have severe COVID-19.
The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 10 December from 10:00 to 12:00.
We have confirmed to candidates that there will be two separate sittings of the online registration assessment – on 17 and 18 March 2021, respectively.