Past events

Conferences, workshops and talks we have hosted or attended in the past few years

Events and meetings in 2018

Events and meetings in 2017

Events and meetings in 2016


Events and meetings in 2018

Consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers events

We widely discussed the proposals in our consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers.

We will be holding events in Aberdeen, Cardiff and London and which are open to anyone with an interest in, or who are affected by, the changes which we are proposing. Please register for the event that you want to attend using the links below. 

London, Monday 14 May 2018

Cardiff, Tuesday 22 May 2018

Aberdeen, Thursday 24 May 2018

The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (ExCeL London,  27 and 28 April 2018)

We exhibited and delivered two presentations at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress this year.

Mark Voce, Director of Education and Standards Interim, presented on Friday 27th April from 14.15 - 15.00 in the leadership theatre on revalidation for pharmacy professionals: providing assurance and improving quality.

Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin spoke about our consultation on pharmacist independent prescribers on Saturday 28th April from 09:45 - 10:15 in the strategy and policy theatre.

For more details about the event please see the conference website


Events and meetings in 2017

RPS Wales medicines safety conference: Innovation to Practice
29 November

We attended the RPS Wales medicines safety conference on 29 November. The conference had a focus on highlighting innovative practice and technological developments that are taking place to increase quality of care and patient safety wherever medicines are used.

The Pharmacy Show 2017
8-9 October

We exhibited and presented at The Pharmacy Show in October at The NEC in Birmingham. 

RPS Annual Conference 2017
3-4 September

We presented and exhibited at the RPS conference at The Vox in Birmingham

Clinical Pharmacy Congress
12-13 May 2017, London

We attended and exhibited at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress on 12 and 13 May

On Friday 12 Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive and Registrar spoke about Meeting new standards for pharmacy professionals

At the strategy and policy forum on Saturday 13 Os Ammar, Head of Continuing Fitness to Practise, spoke about the GPhC's plans to change CPD and how to give your views


Events and meetings in 2016

9th Annual Regulation Conference (31 October 2016, Edinburgh)

We attended and exhibited at the annual conference on the regulation of health and social care professionals.

GPhC seminar on professionalism under pressure (18 October 2016, London)

Professor Nairn Wilson, Past President of the British Dental Association, chaired the event, which brought together a wide range of stakeholders to build a greater understanding of issues relating to workplace pressures within pharmacy and in other parts of healthcare and to discuss how these issues could be addressed by individuals and organisations across the sector. Professor Michael West, Head of Thought Leadership at The King’s Fund and an expert on creating workplace cultures to support high-quality care, delivered the key note speech at the seminar.

A full report of the event is available here. 

You can also view the presentations given by Professor Michael West and Hugh Simpson. 

GPhC seminar on understanding issues relating to ethnicity and academic performance (10 October 2016, London)

Nigel Clarke chaired this event, which brought together a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in pharmacy education and training to discuss key issues relating to ethnicity and academic performance within pharmacy education and training. Professor Uduak Archibong, Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, gave the keynote address at the seminar. Delegates discussed the findings of the research commissioned by the GPhC and what actions should be taken in response.

A full report of the event is available here. You can also view the presentation given by OPM. 

Kirsty White, Assistant Director, Education and Standards at the GMC explained the work the GMC is currently undertaking looking at the difference in attainment between different groups of trainee doctors, which you can read more about here

Pharmacy Show (25-26 September 2016, Birmingham)

We attended and exhibited at the annual two day conference and exhibition  for the pharmacy sector. Duncan Rudkin, our Chief Executive spoke on 25 September on “key developments in pharmacy regulation”, click here to read highlights of his presentation. At the exhibition stand, we encouraged and collected responses to our consultation on changes to the continuous professional development (CPD) framework. A report on the responses to the consultation will be issued in early 2017.  

Public Health England Annual Conference 2016 (13 -14 September 2016)

We attended the Public Health England Annual Conference 2016 which brought together over 1400 participants from a wide range of organisations, to learn, network and share knowledge and experience. The theme of this year’s conference was “evidence into action”, with the aim to promote and showcase the application and translation of science and research, and support effective local and national action to improve public health. 

RPS Conference (4-5 September 2016, Birmingham)

Nigel Clarke, our Chair, spoke on 4 September on ‘Assuring standards throughout your careers’, as part of the workforce development stream at the conference. We also exhibited on both days of the national annual conference organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional body for pharmacists. 

Young Carers Festival (25 June 2016)

We attended this event which brings together about 1500 young carers to consult with them on our draft new standards for pharmacy professionals.

Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (ATPUK) Annual Conference (10-11 June 2016, Birmingham)

We attended and exhibited at the annual two day conference and exhibition for pharmacy technicians on 10 and 11 June. Our Chair, Nigel Clarke spoke on our consultation on the standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians. Our Head of Standards and Fitness to Practise Policy Priya Warner presented on the consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals and Head of Continuing Fitness to Practise Osama Ammar held two workshops on continuing fitness to practise. 

Clinical Pharmacy Congress (22-23 April 2016, London)

We attended and exhibited at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress on both days. On Friday 22 April, Damian Day, GPhC Head of Education, presented on the Registration Assessment – 2016 and beyond. On Saturday 23 April Nigel Clarke, GPhC Chair, spoke about our consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals.

British Pharmaceutical Students Association (BPSA) Annual Conference (20-27 March 2016, Cardiff)

GPhC participated in the BPSA annual conference - our Director for Strategy, Hugh Simpson spoke on the standards for pharmacy professionals as well as joined a Q&A panel. Other GPhC staff were on a stand at the Medical Exhibition and answered students' questions.

Events and meetings: consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals

These activities covered engagement on the proposed standards for pharmacy professionals, and the pilot of proposed new activities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to undertake to demonstrate their ability to meet the new standards for pharmacy professionals over the course of their careers. We held focus groups for patients and the public and consultation events for students, pharmacy professionals and stakeholders to increase awareness of the proposed standards and to listen to their views, in order to inform our work:

GPhC events:

  • Workshop with MPharm students, Glasgow, 20 April 2016
  • Focus Group with patients and public, Glasgow, 20 April 2016
  • Stakeholder event with pharmacy professionals, Glasgow, 20 April 2016
  • Focus Group with patients and the public, London, 26 April 2016
  • Focus Group with patients and the public, Cardiff, 27 April 2016
  • Stakeholder event with pharmacy professionals, Cardiff, 27 April 2016
  • Workshop with MPharm students, Manchester, 10 May 2016
  • Focus Group with patients and the public, Manchester, 10 May 2016
  • Stakeholder event with pharmacy professionals, Manchester, 10 May 2016
  • Stakeholder event with pharmacy professionals, London, 17 May 2016
  • Focus group with patient and public organisations policy leads, 19 May 2016
  • Focus group with Greater London Older People's Forum, 24 May 2016
  • Focus group with Whitworth Chemist patient participation group, 26 May 2016
  • Focus group with Tower Hamlets parents and carers’ forum, 15 June 2016
  • Focus group with Alliance, 23 June 2016

External events:

  • Presentation to Sandwell Local Pharmaceutical Committee, 16 March 2016
  • Presentation to pharmacy technician students at Edinburgh College, 16 March 2016
  • Presentation to Pharmacy School Council, 17 March 2016
  • Presentation to APTUK National Officers, 19 March 2016
  • Presentation at British Pharmaceutical Students Association Annual Conference, 22 March 2016
  • Presentation at WCPPE and RPS joint event, 11 April 2016
  • Workshop with APTUK London branch, 13 April 2016
  • Presentation at Pharmacy Voice event, 14 April 2016
  • Presentation to University of Brighton, 14 April 2016
  • Presentation at Boots Pharmacists Association AGM, 19 April 2016
  • Presentation at Clinical Pharmacy Congress, 22-23 April 2016
  • Presentation to Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association, 4 May 2016
  • Presentation to Community Pharmacy Scotland, 11 May 2016
  • Workshop with Diverse Cymru, 17 May 2016
  • Update to Northern Chief Pharmacists’ annual meeting, 19 May 2016
  • Presentation at APTUK Annual Conference, 10-11 June 2016
  • Presentation to RPS Black Country, 14 June 2016
  • Presentation to East Sussex Local Pharmaceutical Committee, 16 June 2016
  • Presentation to National Pharmacy Association, 21 June 2016
  • Stand at National Young Carers Festival, 25 June 2016

Meetings:

  • Meeting with Claire Herbert, Head of Policy at NHS Clinical Commissioners, 27 May 2016
  • Meeting with Dawne Garnett, Professional lead for the care of older people at Royal College of Nursing, 1 June 2016
  • Meeting with Pavan Dhaliwal, Director of Public Affairs and Policy at British Humanist Association, 14 June 2016
  • Meeting with Sharon Blackburn, Policy and  Communications Director at National Care Forum, 16 June 2016
  • Meeting with Melanie Minty, Policy Adviser at Care Forum Wales, 20 June 2016