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The contact centre opening times on 3 November will be 8.30am until 5.00pm
New legislative orders will give the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) powers to set professional standards for Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists and Chief Pharmacists.
Children born to women who take valproate during pregnancy are at significant risk of birth defects and persistent developmental disorders. As such, it is vital that women and girls are dispensed valproate safely. The GPhC is reminding all pharmacy professionals of what they must do to ensure women and girls receive the right information about valproate and the risk of birth defects. 
The guidance sets out our revised approach to assessing concerns when they are first received and deciding whether an investigation is required or if other action is more appropriate.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) has found that the GPhC met 15 out of 18 of its Standards of Good Regulation during 2021/22
The GPhC in conjunction with seven other healthcare professional regulators has published its annual report on whistleblowing disclosures.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has asked the General Pharmaceutical Council and the other relevant health professional regulators to keep our temporary registers for a further two years.
The new guidance supports changes to the entry requirements for independent prescribing training, which enables pharmacists to begin a course when they have the relevant experience and awareness
We have published a statement on the issue of temporary closures of community pharmacies
Our Contact Centre will closed on Monday 19 September 2022, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.