The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published its annual report for 2015-16. Key achievements for the year highlighted in the report include:
Commenting on the implications of the recent EU referendum, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said:
“It is too early to say what, if any, are the legal implications for pharmacy regulation of the vote to leave the European Union. Current arrangements, including for EU pharmacy professionals already registered or training in Britain, and for those seeking to register or train in Britain, remain in force. This will continue to be the position unless and until the law is changed.”
The GPhC has today outlined how it intends to work with people and organisations from inside and outside pharmacy to examine and understand workplace pressures across the pharmacy sector, including through a seminar to be held in October.
Recent articles in the Guardian and pharmacy press, which reported the outcomes of a survey by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association, have highlighted workplace pressures experienced by pharmacy professionals working in different companies and settings.
A survey of pharmacist prescribers has been published by the pharmacy regulator.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) invited all pharmacist prescribers to take part in the survey to build a rounded picture of prescribing practice, and has now published a report summarising the key findings.
Commenting on the report, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said: