The GPhC facilitates both remote and in-person Fitness to Practise Committee (FtPC) hearings. This page contains guidance documents, details on how to observe a hearing and a calendar displaying upcoming hearings.
During the pandemic we have held most of our hearings remotely with some Principal Hearings being in person, but from 19 July 2021 we will be able to facilitate all types of hearings either in person or remotely. How a hearing is facilitated will be decided on a case by case basis taking into account our guidance on ‘how we ensure a case is suitable to be held remotely’, the type of hearing and our registrant’s views. Please see the attached guidance note on how we ensure a case is suitable to be held remotely [PDF 199 KB] - Updated March 2021
If you are involved in hearing that will be carried out remotely, please read our guidance on remote hearings [PDF 168 KB] - Updated April 2021
If you are involved in a hybrid hearing, where some parties are at our Hearings centre and others participating remotely, please read our guidance on hybrid hearings [PDF 173 KB].
Observing a hearing
If you’d like to observe one of our hearings please contact: Hearings.Admin@pharmacyregulation.org
In some cases it may appropriate to hear parts of, or the entire hearing in private; please note that in these cases members of the public will not be admitted.
If you're a member of the media and want to join a hearing please contact the press office beforehand.
We have carried out a risk assessment on the 25th and 26th floors of our office at 25 Canada Square. We have also produced a guidance note for anyone attending a physical hearing.
- Guidance note for hearings on 25th floor Citibank building [PDF 178 KB] - Updated April 2021
- Covid-19 Risk assessment 25th floor [PDF 450KB]
- Covid-19 Risk assessment 26th floor [PDF 458KB]
We have signed up to the Government's Covid-19 workplace testing scheme and have produced some guidance on our approach to testing colleagues working in the office or carrying out inspections, and visitors to the office [PDF 179 KB].
Taking part in the testing programme is an important element of our strategy to:
- limit the spread of coronavirus among our workforce and visitors to our offices
- protect our workforce and service users during the pandemic.
Our testing programme focuses primarily on identifying positive asymptomatic cases - i.e. those who are carrying coronavirus but are not displaying any symptoms - among colleagues who are resuming on site working or visitors to our offices.
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