General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - News updates

GPhC responds to BBC Inside Out

Following the airing of BBC Inside Out's programme, "Boots: Pharmacists Under Pressure" on 8 January 2018, the GPhC has released a statement  Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive, General Pharmaceutical Council said:

GPhC publish statement ahead of BBC Inside Out special

Ahead of the BBC Inside Out special, "Boots: Pharmacists Under Pressure", the GPhC has published the following statement: Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said: “As the regulator, our absolute priority is to make sure people using pharmacy services receive safe and effective care.

myGPhC and myGPhCPharmacy unavailable on Wednesday 3 January, 8.00pm-10.00pm

myGPhC and myGPhCPharmacy will be unavailable on Wednesday 3 January, between 8.00pm and 10.00pm for maintenance. We apologise for any issues this may cause you.  

Christmas opening hours

The Contact Centre will next be open between 09:00-16:00 on Wednesday 27 December – Friday 29 December. During the hours that we are closed, please email your enquiry to and we will aim to respond to your query within 48 working hours. 

Updated strategic plan 2017-20

We have published our updated  strategic plan 2017-20, which sets out the progress we have made in the first year of our plan under our three strategic aims.

GPhC responds to the publication of the PDA’s ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

GPhC responds to the publication of the PDA’s ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’ Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said: “We fully share the PDA’s commitment to continuing to improve the safety and effectiveness of the care that people using pharmacy services receive. We are keen to discuss with the PDA how we can work with them and other organisations across pharmacy to achieve these shared aims for pharmacy now and in the future.

Talking Tech not available after Wednesday 13 December 2017

Our automated telephone system to renew registration, Talking Tech, will no longer be available after Wednesday, 13 December 2017.  After this date, you can only renew your registration online using MyGPhC.  You can click here for our renewal user guide, or find it on the MyGPhC website.

GPhC Council gives green light to implementation of revalidation in a ‘step-change’ for pharmacy professionals

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will introduce revalidation for pharmacy professionals from 30 March 2018, after its Council approved the framework for revalidation and agreed the timetable for its implementation.   

GPhC council meeting on 7 December

Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 7 December

Contact centre unavailable

Our contact centre will be unavailable between 9am and 12 noon on Thursday 16 November. During this time please email enquiries to