Updates to our policy on publishing and disclosing information

19 September 2019

We’ve published an updated version of our publication and disclosure policy [PDF 646 KB] which sets out what information we publish on our website, how we deal with individual requests for information, and what information we disclose to third parties.

The policy explains how we balance the need to be open and transparent with the rights and freedoms of individuals, so that the information we publish and disclose is proportionate. It also helps us comply with requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

There are four new sections, which set out how we publish and disclose information about:

  • registered pharmacies, including the publication of inspection reports, improvement action plans and use of our statutory enforcement powers
  • education and training, including reports for the approval and accreditation or re-accreditation of education and training providers
  • the GPhC register
  • GPhC consultations

There have also been several updates to the previous version of the policy, including changing the length of time that the determination from a Fitness to Practise Committee hearing that led to the removal of a pharmacy professional remains on the register from ten years to five years (the person’s entry on the register showing that they have been removed will still remain for 10 years).

See the updated publication and disclosure policy [PDF 646 KB]


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