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The following determination (outcome) has been handed down by the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee.
From 23 April 2012 pharmacist independent prescribers can prescribe, administer and direct others to administer, any controlled drug in Schedule 2, 3, 4 and 5 for any medical condition, except cocaine, dipipanone and diamorphine for the treatment of addiction.
A new consultation asks for views on changes to some of the rules that set out how the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has to carry out its functions as a regulator.
New corporate plan sets out how we will achieve our objectives
Pre-registration scheme and the registration assessment entry fees reduced
This is the second of two bulletins for pre-registration trainees from the GPhC. Find out more information about the registration assessment, changes to reference sources for the open book paper, and where to find samples of the open and closed book papers.
Writing in the March 2012 edition of Regulate, the Law Commission's Tim Spencer-Lane explians their consultation on the regulation of health care professionals in the UK and social workers in England.
Read the March edition of Regulate - our registrant bulletin.
There are changes to the references used in the open book paper of this year’s exam with the removal of ‘Medicines, Ethics and Practice’ and the ‘Drug Tariff’ as reference sources.
The GPhC has consulted on its draft standards for registered pharmacies at The Gathering in Glasgow - one of the largest third sector events in the UK with over 3000 visitors annually.