• The consultation on the draft standards for registered pharmacies finished on 7 May 2012.

    You can read the draft of the summary report of the consultation that was presented to the General Pharmaceutical Council at its June meeting

    This report attempts to present what we heard through the consultation process, give key statistics and draw out themes where these have been identified. In addition to the themes presented in the report, we received many comments and suggestions which we will be considering as we develop our response to the consultation feedback.

    The Council will consider revised standards and registration criteria for approval in September and following this we will publish a full report, with our response to the issues raised through the consultation process.

    You can see the next steps in the process here and you can also get in touch with the GPhC about this consultation by emailing consultations@pharmacyregulation.org


  • What is the GPhC?

    The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. Visit our main website here

    It is our job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.
    Our principal functions include:

    • approving qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and accrediting education and training providers;
    • maintaining a register of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises;
    • setting standards for conduct, ethics, proficiency, education and training, and continuing professional development (CPD);
    • establishing and promoting standards for the safe and effective practice of pharmacy at registered pharmacies;
    • establishing fitness to practise requirements, monitoring pharmacy professionals’ fitness to practise and dealing fairly and proportionately with complaints and concerns.