The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has signed the ‘speaking up’ charter, drawn up by the NHS Employers organisation, to play its part in helping to create a just culture where individuals are supported in raising concerns about standards of care.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has updated its policy for pharmacy professionals returning to the register. Council has agreed that all applicants wishing to rejoin the register after an absence of more than a year will have to submit a portfolio of evidence.
Each year the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) carries out a performance review of the health and care professional regulators, including the General Pharmaceutical Council. Find out how to participate.
In a speech at the Pharmacy Show today, Duncan Rudkin will tell pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists not to underestimate the scale of the changes that the regulator’s new approach to pharmacy regulation will bring and call on them to familiarise themselves with the new standards for registered pharmacies and to begin preparations for when they will need to demonstrate they have met them.
New standards which seek to secure the best outcomes for patients using a registered pharmacy in Great Britain were agreed by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) at a meeting of its governing Council today.