Listening and learning to tackle issues that matter

22 June 2023

Welcome to this edition of Regulate, where I get the opportunity to thank all those who’ve joined us at our new programme of engagement events we’ve been running this year as well as highlight key topics in pharmacy that are of interest.

We’ve been hearing your views via our series of regional roundtables that we’re running around Great Britain as part of our commitment to increasing engagement with all those with an interest in pharmacy. The aim is to listen to peoples’ views and experiences to inform our work and build our insights into key issues.

As Chair of the GPhC Council, I find it invaluable to meet people working across the pharmacy sector, as well as organisations representing patients and the public, to really comprehend the challenges people are facing, and how we could help address them as the pharmacy regulator. In this edition you’ll be able to find out about the issues and topics that we discussed at our very first event.

You’ll also see we want to hear from even more people, specifically in relation to experience of fitness to practise. We are looking for individuals who would be willing to share their experience of being involved in a fitness to practice concern (both positive and negative) in order to help inform an independent evaluation of our managing concerns strategy. Read the article about managing concerns about pharmacy professionals to find out more.

Thank you again for those who are engaging with us – we really do want to hear a diverse range of views and experiences of pharmacy so we can learn, understand and ensure these are reflected in the best way possible in our regulatory work.

I look forward to attending our next GPhC Regional Roundtables Event in Wrexham on 4 July, 18:30-21:00. Book your free place now if you want to join us.