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Old January 24th, 2018, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: GPHC Functions

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

It is their job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

GHPC Functions:

The GPhC's role as regulator is to:

Set standards for conduct, ethics, proficiency, education and training, and for continuing professional development (CPD)

Set standards for pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists and inspect pharmacy premises.

Maintain a register of all practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, requiring all registrants to self-certify on an annual basis that they are fit to continue to practise

Monitor, and where appropriate, take action on professionals' fitness to practise.

GHPC memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with:

the Care Inspectorate
the Care Quality Commission
the Disclosure and Barring Service
Health Education England
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons
the Home Office
the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries & Galloway
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS England
NHS Fife
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Highland
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothian
NHS Protect
NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services
NHS Shetland
NHS Tayside
NHS Western Isles
the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
the Veterinary Medicines Directorate


General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square
E14 5LQ
0203 713 8000
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