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a green cross imageMay 22 2018

Changes to the way the General Pharmaceutical Council regulates registered pharmacies have been proposed in a new consultation.

Among the changes the pharmacy regulator is seeking to bring in are: 

  • having three types of inspections – routine inspections, intelligence-led inspections and themed inspections;
  • having unannounced inspections as the general rule, a system that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society had in place for many years when it was the regulatory body;
  • publishing pharmacy inspection reports and any improvement action plans when relevant;
  • publishing inspection outcomes as either ‘standards met’ or ‘standards not all met’ (with gradings of ‘standards not all met’, ‘standards met’, ‘good practice’ and ‘excellent practice’);
  • sharing examples of notable practice.

Announcing the consultation, GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said: “We want to move to a more flexible and agile way of working so that we can more effectively respond to the changing needs of patients and the public and to changes in pharmacy.

“In the consultation we are proposing to publish inspection reports for the first time, which marks a significant change for pharmacy. We hope our proposals will strengthen the assurance we provide to the public that pharmacies are meeting standards and to drive continuous improvement in the quality of pharmacy services and care.”

The consultation runs until August 9. 

Links:
GPhC announcement    
GPhC ‘Consultation on developing our approach to regulating registered pharmacies’     

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