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GPhC fees to remain at current levels

The GPhC has pegged fees for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises at current levels for the financial year 2016/17.

Commenting on the council’s decision, Duncan Rudkin, chief executive, said: “We are committed to using registrants’ fees efficiently and effectively. We are therefore planning to reduce our operating costs for 2016/17 so we can maintain registrants’ fees at the current level despite continuing growth in the volume of cases we are having to deal with.”

The council also approved the GPhC’s corporate plan for 2016/17, which outlines the priorities for the organisation over the coming year. The five main objectives set out in the plan are to:

  • Embed and continue to refine the new inspection approach
  • Sustain improvements in the quality and timeliness of fitness to practise cases
  • Continue to develop a model for continuing fitness to practise
  • Review standards for pharmacy professionals, including education standards
  • Enhance the experience of stakeholders through better use of technology.

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