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The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain, is currently running a consultation on a new draft framework and rules for continuing professional development (CPD ).
General Pharmaceutical Council statement in relation to recent legacy case decisions
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is pleased to announce that 42,841 (97.2%) pharmacists; 8872 (97.1%) pharmacy technicians; and 3704 (93.2%) pharmacy premises have renewed their registration with the new pharmacy regulator so ensuring that high quality local pharmacy services are available to patients and the public.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can now update their registered address details using myGPhC. myGPhC can already be used by registrants to apply for renewal and update email address and phone numbers.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced today a formal three month consultation on registrants’ fees for 2012. This will affect registrants from the end of the year 2011.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is pleased to have received a positive ‘fitness to practise’ audit from the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).
THE General Pharmaceutical Council; (GPhC) is calling on patients, the public, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals for evidence supporting their experiences and views on the extemporaneous preparation of methadone.
After a three month consultation the GPhC governing council has agreed registration fees for 2011-12 including a decision to reduce the registration fee increase for pharmacists from four per cent, originally proposed in the consultation document, to two per cent.
The GPhC has adjusted its application process for Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (PTPTs) by allowing them to apply for GPhC registration 4 weeks before the end of their training, enabling their application to be processed sooner.
Following submission of written evidence to the House of Lords EU sub-committee on Social Policies and Consumer Protection, Duncan Rudkin, chief executive and registrar, and Martha Pawluczyk, registration manager, appeared before the sub-committee to give oral evidence on the mobility of healthcare professional and the European Commission’s plans to review the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive.