GPhC publishes a new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies

GPhC publishes a new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies

March 18, 2019

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published a new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies, which intends to drive continuous improvement in the quality of care patients receive when using a pharmacy.

The policy is aimed at community pharmacy contractors, whether sole trader, a partnership of pharmacists or a body corporate such as a limited company. It also applies regardless of whether contractors provide the traditional face-to-face service or operate at a distance.

GPhC have confirmed that their “…overall approach is to support and encourage pharmacy owners to meet the standards for registered pharmacies,” with a commitment to “using the minimum regulatory intervention to achieve the desired result…

For more information, please see GPhC’s press release and new enforcement policy.


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