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The consumer publication Which? has published an article on trust in pharmacies. The GPhC responds.
“We recognise that the GMC case of Dr Bawa-Garba has caused concern among pharmacy professionals. It is a difficult and tragic case and we will be considering any implications with others. We will actively engage with the rapid review commissioned by the Secretary of State and led by Professor Norman Williams, and carefully consider all of the outcomes of that review.
Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 8 February 2018.
We have now published new threshold criteria which apply to all decisions from 1st February 2018 and are used to decide whether a case should be referred to the investigating committee. The criteria are set out in new Good decision-making: Investigations and threshold criteria guidance. This completes the suite of good decision making guidance for each stage of the fitness to practise process.
We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation. Read our response here.
Following the airing of BBC Inside Out's programme, "Boots: Pharmacists Under Pressure", the GPhC has released a statement
Ahead of the BBC Inside Out special, "Boots: Pharmacists Under Pressure", the GPhC has published the following statement:
myGPhC and myGPhCPharmacy will be unavailable this evening between 8.00pm and 10.00pm for maintenance.
The Contact Centre will next be open between 09:00-16:00 on Wednesday 27 December – Friday 29 December.
We have published our updated strategic plan 2017-20, which sets out the progress we have made in the first year of our plan under our three strategic aims.

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