The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has met all the standards for good regulation for the third successive year.

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) said in its performance review for 2017-18 that pharmacy’s regulator had met all 24 standards covering guidance and standards, education and training, registration and fitness-to-practise (FtP).

“We are pleased that our hard work has again been recognised by the PSA and that we have met all of their standards of good regulation. This gives important assurance to patients and the public that we are working effectively to make sure they receive safe and effective pharmacy services,” said GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin (pictured).

“We know that the role and responsibilities of pharmacy are changing, and so we as a regulator need to continue to adapt and improve how we work so that regulation continues to be efficient and effective.”

The PSA said it was “satisfied” the GPhC had “maintained its performance” in dealing with FtP cases as quickly as possible but added it would “continue to monitor the GPhC’s performance in this area.”

The report can be found here.

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