The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced the full revalidation requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will resume from 1 October 2022 that was at ease to reduce pressure of pharmacists during pandemic.
The revalidation requirements are changing following the government’s recent announcement that emergency powers put in place to help with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be removed later this year.
In 2020 revalidation requirements were initially postponed, then eased, enabling pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to submit just one reflective account for revalidation. This was implemented to reduce the pressures on pharmacy staff during the pandemic as they worked hard to protect patients and the public.
From October 1 this year, pharmacy professionals will have to submit all six revalidation records when they renew, which comprise: four CPD records (two of which must be planned events); one peer discussion and one reflective account.
The selection of three standards which pharmacists should use to write their reflective account will be reviewed and updated in May 2022. The new standards should be used to write reflective accounts for revalidation submissions after 1 October 2022.
“Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can check their revalidation progress on myGPhC. Those whose revalidation is due this year should check the exact submission requirements for their revalidation date, as well as submission timeframes,” states GPhC.