Revalidation is a process to help you record what you have done to keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and reflect on how you have put this into practice throughout the past registration year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed our revalidation requirements.
Registration renewal deadlines between 1 May and 30 November 2021: you will only need to submit a reflective account when you renew your registration in 2021.
Registration renewal deadlines on or before 28 February 2022: you will only need to submit a reflective account when you renew your registration.
In your reflective account, you should reflect on one or more of the following standards:
- standard 3 - pharmacy professionals must communicate effectively
- standard 6 - pharmacy professionals must behave professionally
- standard 9 - pharmacy professionals must demonstrate leadership
You will need to create a record of your reflective account in your myGPhC account, and submit this record when your registration renewal is due.
Full revalidation requirements
The changes to revalidation requirements will continue until at least the end of February 2022. We will give pharmacy professionals a minimum of three months’ notice of when full revalidation requirements will be reintroduced, to give pharmacists and pharmacy professionals a reasonable amount of time to get their records ready for submission.
Once full revalidation requirements are re-introduced, you will need to complete:
- four CPD records
- one peer discussion record
- one reflective account record
When should I do it?
Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date, reflecting on how this learning has benefitted users of your services, and showing that you do so by recording this in your revalidation record is a continuous process. You should be doing this activity throughout your career, and your registration year as a pharmacy professional.
We recommend that you record what you have done to keep your knowledge and skills up to date as you go along, so that you are better able to reflect on how your learning has benefited users of the services you provide.
This will give you evidence which you can use to support your peer discussion and reflective account, and be ready to submit your complete revalidation record as soon as the renewal window opens for renewing your registration.
What do I need to do?
1. Read the revalidation framework and make sure you understand:
- what records you need to make
- how you need to record them
- what you need to do if you can’t submit the records
- what happens when you submit your records
2. Take a look at the example records and other resources to help you carry out your revalidation.
3. Log in to myGPhC and start recording.
Make sure that your records are complete and ready for submission when your renewal is due.
If you are not able to submit all of the records, you will need to tell us why, and provide evidence by submitting and exceptional circumstances request through your myGPhC account.