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.