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GPhC welcomes government response to Law Commissions report on the regulation of Healthcare Professionals

29 January 2015
Following the publication of the Government’s response to the Law Commissions’ report on the Regulation of Health Care Professionals, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said: “We broadly welcome the detailed response from the government to the proposals set out by the Law Commissions in the report and draft Bill which were published in April 2014."

GPhC further analysis of pre-registration trainee satisfaction indicates key demographic and sector differences

19 January 2015
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published a report which provides further analysis of those trainees who reported having been dissatisfied with their pre-registration training experience as part of a 2013 survey they took part in.

[Update] Contact Centre technical problems resolved

16 January 2015
[Update] As of 2.30pm our Contact Centre’s telephone system is now up and running as normal again. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

GPhC commissioned survey shows that trust in pharmacy is high

14 January 2015
According to a GPhC report on the public perceptions of pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales, the vast majority of people trust health advice from a pharmacist. The report is based on a survey of members of the general public in Great Britain carried out by Ipsos MORI last autumn.

GPhC outlines key changes to the 2016 registration assessment as agreed by board of assessors

16 December 2014
The GPhC is taking forward the changes agreed by the independent board of assessors to the 2016 registration assessment for pharmacists in order to fully reflect the significant changes that have taken place in the profession since it was first introduced in 1993.

Healthcare at Home GPhC Statement

9 December 2014
Earlier this year the GPhC and other regulatory bodies became aware of concerns about Healthcare at Home following the receipt of complaints. As a result the GPhC, supported by staff from NHS England, MHRA and CQC, conducted inspections in April and August.

Continuing fitness to practise advisory group holds inaugural meeting

5 December 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) continuing fitness to practise advisory group held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday 2nd December.

Office Closure

3 December 2014
The GPhC’s offices, including the contact centre, will be closed from 2pm on Friday 5 December. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will reopen at 9am on Monday 8 December as usual.

GPhC listening event in Cardiff aims to gather further feedback on prototype inspection model

27 November 2014
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is today holding a listening event in Cardiff to gather feedback from pharmacy stakeholders on the prototype inspection model and to update them on progress.

GPhC services unavailable this weekend

27 November 2014
Due to essential maintenance, these services will not be available from 8am on Saturday 29 November to 9pm on Sunday 30 November.

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’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).