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GPhC launches discussion paper on guidance to support decision making at fitness to practise hearings

20 November 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched a discussion document which describes important proposed changes to the guidance which fitness to practise committees must use in reaching decisions.

GPhC services unavailable this weekend

18 November 2014
Due to essential maintenance, these services will not be available from 8am on Saturday 22 November to 9pm on Sunday 23 November.

GPhC’s strategic plan 2015-18: Regulation has important role to play in ensuring that pharmacy meets future health challenges

29 October 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published its strategic plan for 2015-18. The document, which has been laid before Parliament, provides an update from the strategic plan that was published in 2013. It has an increased focus on the role the GPhC can play in helping pharmacy professionals and the pharmacy sector to improve quality, of which safety is a key element.

GPhC sets out impact on driving improvements in pharmacies as a result of its prototype inspection model

23 October 2014
The GPhC has set out some of the key learnings from its inspections model during a conference aimed at providing pharmacy stakeholders in England, Scotland and Wales with a platform for feedback and discussion on the prototype. The GPhC listed some of the key outcomes from the prototype so far, now that more than 2,000 pharmacies have been inspected.

GPhC announces results of September registration assessment

24 October 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is pleased to announce the names of the 427 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in September; a 60.9 per cent pass rate (1).

GPhC launches first ever survey of pre-registration tutors

23 October 2014
On Wednesday 22nd October the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will launch its first ever online survey of pre-registration tutors.

GPhC appoints Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope as independent Chair of the GPhC’s Continuing Fitness to Practise Advisory Group

20 October 2014
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope has been appointed as independent Chair of the GPhC’s Continuing Fitness to Practise Advisory Group.

GPhC comments on HEFCE and HEE announcements on student cap and reform of pharmacist education and training in England

17 October 2014
Commenting on HEFCE’s announcement about student numbers and HEE’s statement about the reform of pharmacist education and training in England, Duncan Rudkin said:

GPhC highlights the requirement for openness and honesty amongst pharmacy professionals by signing joint health regulator statement

13 October 2014
Along with other regulators of healthcare professionals, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has signed a joint statement on openness and honesty - the professional duty of candour.

GPhC announces Review of Conduct, Ethics and Performance Standards

6 October 2014
In his Pharmacy Show keynote speech, Nigel Clarke, Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council, announced a review of the GPhC’s Conduct, Ethics and Performance Standards.

GPhC comments on requirement for self-reporting

26 September 2014
Responding to concerns raised about provisions within the Community Pharmacy Funding Settlement for 2014/15 for enhanced reporting requirements of safety incidents, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said:

Contacting GPhC today

25 September 2014
Update: all phone lines have resumed normal service. We apologise that the GPhC is experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines today the 25 September. If your enquiry is urgent please e-mail

GPhC seeks views on draft guidance for registered pharmacies providing internet and distance sale, supply or service provision

17 September 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched a consultation on its draft guidance for registered pharmacies providing internet and distance sale, supply or service provision.

Database Upgrade of CPDOnline on 16 September 2014

12 September 2014
The CPDOnline site, will be unavailable on Tuesday 16 September due to a scheduled database upgrade. We advise all users to make sure they have logged out of their account before 9am on the 16th of September to avoid loss of data. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.