GPhC changes how CPD records are called for review

The GPhC Council has agreed to amend the continuing professional development framework for pharmacy professionals to reflect a new approach to how CPD records are called for review.

The regulator is to amend the wording of its CPD framework to indicate that a random sample (a minimum of 2.5 per cent) of pharmacy professionals will have their CPD records called for review on an annual basis.

The GPhC will also extend the amount of time a registrant is exempt from having their CPD records called after successfully meeting CPD requirements from one year to two, in response to feedback from some respondents which suggested this change in order to reduce the potential burden on pharmacy professionals.

GPhC chief executive, Duncan Rudkin, said: “We were encouraged by the interest in our consultation on changing our CPD framework and by the very positive response to our proposals. CPD remains a core professional responsibility and we hope that listening to our registrants on how to make CPD more meaningful will encourage them to continue to demonstrate their professionalism by reflecting regularly on learning and development activities.”

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