General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - News updates

GPhC updates policy on publication and disclosure of information

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has introduced an updated version of its publication and disclosure policy [PDF 831.51 KB]  The publication and disclosure policy sets out:

GPhC is recruiting three new council members

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun recruiting for three new council members, including two registered pharmacy professionals and one lay member of the public.  The recruitment campaign is seeking candidates from all sections of the community across Great Britain who can bring a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to the Council. This must include one member who lives or works wholly or mainly in Scotland.

GPhC announces pass rates for June 2019 registration assessment

The GPhC has announced a pass rate of 72% for those taking the June 2019 registration assessment. There were 2942 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 27 June 2019, with 2128 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 72.3%. There were 2677 candidates who sat the assessment for the first time; 148 for the second time and 117 for the third time.

GPhC to continue engagement with sector on initial education and training of pharmacists

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said: “At our Council meeting yesterday, our Council members noted the emerging findings from our recent consultation on the initial education and training of pharmacists and they agreed the next steps for taking this work forward. Our proposals seek to ensure that pharmacists of the future are fully equipped for the roles they will need to take on to deliver safe, high quality service to patients and the public.

GPhC publishes annual report for 2018-19

Our annual report for 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 is now available and sets out our achievements over the past year, including:

GPhC welcomes publication of Government response to consultation on reforming regulation

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, said: “Today’s response sets out the next steps for the UK and Devolved Governments in reforming regulation to promote the professionalism of health and social care professionals and to further improve the protection of patients.

Council meeting on Thursday 11 July 2019

GPhC launches survey about education and training of pharmacy support staff

The GPhC is seeking views on its draft education and training requirements for pharmacy support staff. The survey is open until 20 August 2019. Read our proposals and tell us your views now

Pharmacy professionals: respond to the GPhC survey now

The GPhC survey of pharmacy professionals 2019 is now live. All registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians  are being asked to respond to the survey which is open until Friday 19 July. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and answers will be anonymised. Pharmacy professionals are asked a range of quick and easy to answer questions about their roles, responsibilities, work settings, future work plans and levels of job satisfaction and work-life balance.

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.