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Revalidation resources for pharmacy professionals

Resources from the GPhC and other organisations to help you understand and complete your revalidation activity

See the revalidation framework for key information about revalidation

Reflective account 

Peer discussion

Planned and unplanned CPD

Examples of revalidation records

Resources and support from other organisations

See the presentation on preparing for revalidation: your reflective account and peer discussion

Reflective account

The purpose of the reflective account is to encourage you to think about how you meet our standards for pharmacy professionals in the work you do as a pharmacy professional.

Standards to focus on in your reflective account

If you are completing your reflective account for the first time, the standards you should reflect on are:

  • standard 3 - pharmacy professionals must communicate effectively
  • standard 6 - pharmacy professionals must behave professionally 
  • standard 9 - pharmacy professionals must demonstrate leadership

Find out more about why we chose these standards in Regulate

Subjects you might want to learn about

In the course of our work we sometimes identify subjects in pharmacy practice which we think are important to members of the public. The areas we currently recommend learning in are:

These are not required learning subjects, but you might find it useful to consider them if they are relevant to your practice.

Practise writing a reflective account

Reflective account form and guidance- for practising writing a reflective account

Peer discussion

Peer discussion is a learning and development activity that encourages you to engage with others in your reflection on learning and practice.

Planned and unplanned CPD

Research shows that a simple approach to CPD recording encourages reflective practice. We want you to complete four CPD entries a year, of which at least two must be planned.

Example revalidation records

Find an example by sector, role or type of revalidation activity.


Sector based examples

Hospital pharmacy Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Community pharmacy Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Primary care pharmacy Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Education and training Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Advisory / regulatory / government Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Industrial pharmacy, purchasing and distribution Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Mental health pharmacy Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Military pharmacy Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account

Role based examples

Management and leadership roles Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account
Locum Planned learning Unplanned learning Peer discussion Reflective account

 

 

 

​​Support from other organisations

You may be able to get advice about completing revalidation from: