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Pharmacy inspections

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About us

Who we are

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.

We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

We are a statutory organisation set up by the UK and Scottish parliaments, and we are independent from government and those we regulate. Our role and functions are set out in legislation called the Pharmacy Order.

We are funded by fees paid by the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies that register with us.

We have a governing council made up of seven pharmacy professionals and seven members of the public. Follow this link to find out more about our governing council.

What we do

Our role is to protect the public and give them assurance that they will receive safe and effective care when using pharmacy services.

We set standards for pharmacy professionals and pharmacies to enter and remain on our register.

We seek assurance that pharmacy professionals and pharmacies continue to meet our standards, including by inspecting pharmacies.

We act to protect the public and to uphold public confidence in pharmacy if there are concerns about a pharmacy professional or pharmacy on our register.

Through our work we help to promote professionalism, support continuous improvement and assure the quality and safety of pharmacy.

Our main work includes:

Contact us

Find out the different ways of getting in touch with the GPhC.

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