General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - News updates

Standards to stay the same for second year of reflective accounts

The Council of the GPhC decided at its October meeting to keep the same three standards for the second year of reflective accounts. Registrants are being asked to choose one or more from the following three standards for reflection for both the 2019-2020 revalidation cycle and the 2020-2021 revalidation cycle:

Council meeting on 10 October

The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on 10 October. You can find a copy of the papers here You can also follow the meeting live on our twitter account

Statement from regulators on online primary care services

As regulators of healthcare services, medicines and health professionals throughout the UK, we recognise the importance of encouraging innovation, improvement and sustainability in care, while ensuring that it meets fundamental standards of quality and safety. Online provision of health and care services challenges the existing regulatory landscape by transforming how care is delivered, where and by whom.

Pharmacy regulator takes action on unsafe supply of high-risk medicines by some online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is taking action after identifying significant patient safety concerns in relation to supply of high-risk medicines online These patient safety concerns were identified during recent pharmacy inspections which looked at whether online pharmacies were meeting the standards for registered pharmacies and following updated guidance published in April this year.  

Publication of pharmacy inspection reports to “provide assurance and drive improvement”

Analysis of over 14,000 inspection reports finds vast majority of pharmacies are meeting standards Members of the public will be able to find out for the first time if a pharmacy inspected by the pharmacy regulator has met all of the required standards.

Our website unavailable this evening 6pm to 7pm

Our website will not be available this evening from 6pm to 7pm due to essential maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note this will not affect our other websites: or 

Health professional regulators publish whistleblowing disclosures report

As part of our continuing commitment to working openly and collaboratively with the health professional regulators, we have published for the second time a joint report on whistleblowing disclosures.

Council meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019

Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 12 September 2019. Read the agenda and papers for the meeting. You can follow the meeting live from our twitter account

MyGPhC now available again

MyGPhC is now available again, so you can record and submit your revalidation and renew your registration as usual. We apologise for the inconvenience caused while we completed essential maintenance on the system. If you are a pharmacy professional who was due to renew by 31 August, and had not managed to do so by the deadline, you can now renew and revalidate - please check your inbox for our email with more information. 

GPhC welcomes new Director for Scotland

The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Laura Fraser, former clinical fellow for the Scottish Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, as the new Director for Scotland. Laura has held leadership roles in community pharmacy across Scotland, including as a board member of Community Pharmacy Scotland.