The GPhC has welcomed the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of its performance which found, for the second consecutive year, that the regulator had met all of the PSA’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17.  

The review includes an analysis of the GPhC’s policies, guidance and consultation documents, council papers, datasets and the register, as well as checking the organisation’s performance against the PSA’s own standards relating to education and training, registration and fitness to practise. 

The report highlights a number of ways in which the GPhC is meeting the standards, including:

• Maintaining performance in progressing fitness to practise cases, with no appeals against fitness to practise decisions or other concerns about decision-making in fitness to practise cases.

• Carrying out wide-ranging engagement on the new standards for pharmacy professionals, including an additional consultation on religion, personal values and beliefs, which the PSA described as an example of good practice in consulting and decision-making.

• Introducing a mechanism that allows students to raise concerns about pharmacy education and training directly with the GPhC, and creating a webpage, online concerns form and supporting materials.

GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said: “We are pleased that the Professional Standards Authority has again recognised our good performance across all of their standards. We will continue our efforts to further improve our efficiency and effectiveness as a regulator, to help achieve our aim of supporting and improving the delivery of safe and effective care, and upholding confidence in pharmacy.”

 

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