Consultation on guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team

We are consulting on new guidance for pharmacy owners which outlines what they are expected to do to ensure everyone in the pharmacy team can provide safe and effective services to patients and the public.

The consultation is open from 20 July to 11 October 2017.

The proposed guidance for pharmacy owners covers both registered and unregistered staff, including managers who are not registered pharmacy professionals.

The consultation document explains how the GPhC plans to strengthen and assure the regulatory framework for unregistered pharmacy staff. 

The new guidance would replace the current policy on minimum training requirements for dispensing/ pharmacy assistants and medicines counter assistants.

We are seeking views on our proposals from members of the public, registered and unregistered members of the pharmacy team and pharmacy owners, as well as the organisations that represent these groups, to help inform our approach. 

Please read the consultation documents and respond to our consultation survey now- we look forward to hearing your views.

We have developed a toolkit of materials to help other organisations and individuals to promote the consultation. The toolkit includes an article for newsletters and websites and answers to frequently asked questions.