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General Pharmaceutical Council responds to BBC Panorama

The General Pharmaceutical Council responds to the BBC Panorama programme ‘Online Doctors Uncovered’ Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said:

GPhC announces results from June 2018 registration assessment

We are pleased to announce the names of the 2318 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June. Follow this link to see this year's pass list There were 2942 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 28 June 2018, with 2318 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 79%. 

GPhC signs new agreement with other regulators to help share concerns effectively

The GPhC and seven other health and social care regulators and other bodies have signed a new agreement to help them share concerns with each other more effectively. The regulators have issued a joint statement about the new ‘Emerging Concerns Protocol’ which you can read below: Joint statement on the Emerging Concerns Protocol Today, eight health and social care regulators and other bodies have signed a new agreement to help them share concerns with each other more effectively.

GPhC council meeting on 12 July

Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 12 July 2018. Read the agenda and papers for the meeting. You can follow the meeting live from our twitter account

GPhC publishes annual report for 2017 -2018

Our annual report for 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 is now available and sets out our achievements over the past year, including:

GPhC calls for comments on new publication and disclosure policy

The GPhC has introduced an updated version of its publication and disclosure policy. The updated policy will help make sure it is complying with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

New safeguards to protect people trying to obtain medicines online

The pharmacy regulator is seeking views on its proposals that online pharmacies will have to put in place new safeguards to protect people who want to obtain medicines online, including opiates, antibiotics, asthma inhalers and Botox. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) says it is concerned that it can sometimes be too easy to obtain certain medicines on the internet.

GPhC responds to launch of new government consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a consultation on behalf of the four UK Health Departments on the following draft Orders:

New guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published new guidance which sets out what pharmacy owners are expected to do to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team and meet the standards set out under Principle 2 of the standards for registered pharmacies. The standards under Principle 2 focus on making sure staff are empowered and competent to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public.

Watch our revalidation webinar

You can now watch the recording of the revalidation webinar we held on Wednesday 6 June. Hear from Mark Voce, Director for Education and Standards and Osama Ammar, Head of Revalidation, who explain what makes a good reflective account and answer questions about revalidation.