Consultation on new standards for pharmacy professionals

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Consultation on new standards for pharmacy professionals

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is asking members of the public and pharmacy professionals to give their views on proposed new standards for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain.

The GPhC’s Consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals asks for feedback on nine core standards that all pharmacy professionals will have to meet, to ensure that patients and the public receive safe and effective care and to uphold public trust and confidence in pharmacy. The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 4 April to 27 June 2016.

Nigel Clarke, GPhC Chair said,  “These standards are at the heart of what it means to be a pharmacy professional and set out what we believe pharmacy professionals need to do to help people to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. This includes emphasising the need to provide person-centred care, focusing on the individual person, their needs and what matters to them.”

“It is important that individual pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and members of the public read the proposed standards and let us know if they agree with our approach.  We also want to hear from other healthcare professionals who are increasingly working with pharmacy professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  This feedback will help us ensure the standards represent a collective view of what is now expected of pharmacy professionals.”

Read P3’s interview with GPhC’s chief executive Duncan Rudkin

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