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GPhC ‘still taking too long on FtP cases’

The GPhC is still taking too long to conclude fitness to practise (FtP) cases, the Professional Standards Authority says in its annual report.

GPhC: Trans hormone pharmacy ‘failed to safeguard children’

An online pharmacy which has attracted controversy failed to meet the GPhC’s standard for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Growth in employee whistleblowing reports to GPhC

The number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians whistleblowing to the GPhC continues to grow.

GPhC defends antibody test ban

It is “legitimate and appropriate” for the GPhC to take action over 'retail issues' chief executive Duncan Rudkin has claimed.

GPhC to 'blind' FtP hearings to avoid racial bias

The GPhC will trial a system aimed at ensuring its regulation is fair and unhindered by unconscious bias.

GPhC lacks power to pursue pharmacy owners, says PDA

The PDA says it is still concerned the GPhC does not have “adequate powers” to regulate pharmacy owners.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a number of concerns were identified. 

GPhC eyes 40% fee hike for pharmacies

The GPhC is proposing to raise its yearly registration and renewal fees for pharmacy premises from £262 to £365.

Regulators issue principles for online prescribing

The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.

'Standards not all met' by 12% under new inspection system

Failure to record errors, not having enough staff and storage issues among reasons for 'not meeting' standards.

GPhC survey aims to improve the way it regulates

A GPhC survey is seeking views of pharmacists and technicians on their roles, responsibilities and job satisfaction.

GPhC spells out enforcement policy

Enforcement options range from improvement action plans to statutory enforcement powers eg. improvement notices

GPhC proposes education & training overhaul

The GPhC is proposing wide-ranging changes to the education and training pharmacists receive

GPhC agrees regulatory principles

“Operational changes” such as unannounced inspections and binary inspection outcomes are set to follow

GPhC received six whistleblowing disclosures in 2017-18

The General Pharmaceutical Council received six whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, according to a joint report from the UK’s health regulators

Mixed views on unannounced inspections

A proposal from the General Pharmaceutical Council to make pharmacy inspections unannounced has had varied responses, with some voicing support for the proposed change and others expressing concern

GPhC proposes making inspection reports public

The publication of inspection reports is the “most significant change” in plans to modernise the regulation of registered pharmacies, the GPhC said



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