In order to practise in Great Britain, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have satisfied us that they meet our requirements

Anyone who is not registered with the GPhC but practises as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, or refers to themselves as such, is breaking the law and can be prosecuted.

Pharmacies must also be registered with the GPhC (or be a pharmacy department based in a hospital or health centre) to operate in Great Britain and to use the title ‘pharmacy’.

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies must renew their registration with us every year, which involves completing a declaration stating that they meet all of our professional, fitness to practise and ethical standards.

Failure to renew registration with us each year could result in the individual or pharmacy being removed from our register.

Patients can have confidence that the individuals who appear on our registers are fully qualified and meet all our standards.

The register is available online for the public to search, and contains details of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises.