General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - News updates

Regulators unite to support reflective practitioners across healthcare

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflection among professionals in the healthcare sector. The chief executives have signed a joint statement – Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner – which outlines the processes and advantages of being a good reflective practitioner for individuals and teams.

GPhC council meeting on Thursday 13 June 2019

GPhC welcomes Interim NHS People Plan for England

The GPhC has responded to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, said: “We welcome the commitment in the Interim NHS People Plan to ensuring pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the wider pharmacy team play a greater role in providing care to patients across primary and secondary care.

myGPhC unavailable from 08:00-12:00 on 4 June

Due to planned maintenance work, myGPhC will be unavailable on the morning of Tuesday 4 June from 8:00-12:00.

New independent prescriber evidence framework

We have developed an evidence framework to accompany the recently revised set of standards for the education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers, published in January 2019. 

GPhC council meeting on Thursday 16 May 2019

New safeguards for people seeking medicines online

Online pharmacies in Great Britain will have to follow our updated guidance to protect people getting medicines online  We have strengthened our guidance for pharmacy owners to help make sure that people can only obtain medicines from online pharmacies that are safe and clinically appropriate for them.

Report from meeting on safe and effective pharmacy teams

We have published a report of a meeting we held on safe and effective pharmacy teams on 14 February 2019.

GPhC Council - 11 April 2019

Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 11 April 2019. Read the agenda and papers for the meeting. You can follow the meeting live from our twitter account

Brexit update from Department of Health and Social Care in England

  The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has written to all health and care staff in England, to give more information about the Government’s ongoing preparation for leaving the European Union, including: