General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - News updates

GPhC is recruiting five new council members

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun recruiting for five new council members, including three registered pharmacy professionals and two ‘lay’ or non-health professional members.   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.

GPhC publishes response to rebalancing consultation

The GPhC has responded to the consultation issued on behalf of the four UK Health Departments on two draft Section 60 Orders to rebalance medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation. As a member of the rebalancing programme board the GPhC has contributed to this work since it began.  The response from the GPhC emphasises its support for the proposals in the consultation, which will bring parity in respect of dispensing errors for hospital pharmacy, and provide clarity about the respective roles of the superintendent and responsible pharmacist.

GPhC council meeting on 13 September

Our next council meeting takes place on Thursday 13 September 2018. Read the agenda and papers for the meeting.

Health professional regulators publish joint whistleblowing disclosures report

As part of our commitment to working openly and collaboratively with the health professional regulators we have published a joint report on whistleblowing disclosures. The report provides information on all disclosures received from between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

GPhC writes to community pharmacy trade sector bodies about new pharmacy team guidance

The GPhC has written to organisations representing community pharmacy owners to ask for feedback on the steps their members have taken to implement new guid

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: