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  • Update on the registration assessment
    We have sent an update to candidates about our progress in rescheduling the registration assessment. The update confirms that we have identified a preferred supplier for the online registration assessment and we are currently in contractual discussions with them. We are intending to hold the registration assessment in the first quarter of 2021, while avoiding […]
  • Survey of provisionally-registered pharmacists: 90% of respondents have had risk assessment
    GPhC publishes findings from survey of provisionally-registered pharmacists Provisionally-registered pharmacists who registered in August have been asked to complete a survey to help the GPhC to check that their employers were meeting requirements, including conducting a risk assessment. 
  • Consultation on English language guidance
    The GPhC is proposing that applicants to the registers of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians could use a recent pass of the Pharmacy Occupational English Language Test (OET) as evidence of English language competence. Currently, where an applicant can only provide evidence of their English language skills by taking a test, the GPhC solely accepts a […]
  • Healthcare regulators publish annual report on whistleblowing disclosures
    The GPhC in conjunction with seven other healthcare professional regulators has published its annual report on whistleblowing disclosures. All prescribed bodies have a legal responsibility to publish an annual report on the whistleblowing disclosures made to them by workers. The Whistleblowing disclosures report 2020 [189 KB] covers the reporting period April 2019 - March 2020 […]
  • New guidance on managing concerns about students and trainees
    The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has updated its guidance on managing fitness to practise concerns in pharmacy education and training.
  • Our response to a letter from the RPS and BPSA about the registration assessment
    Our Chair, Nigel Clarke, has responded to a letter from the Presidents of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association about the registration assessment. In the letter, Nigel emphasises that our Council and staff are absolutely committed to holding a robust and fair registration assessment at the earliest opportunity and we are […]
  • Contact centre update
    Our contact centre will be closed this afternoon and will reopen tomorrow morning (17 September) at 9:30am.  For urgent enquiries please contact us via email at   

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Smartway is an MHRA approved wholesaler of pharmaceutical products with Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (Human & Veterinary) issued by the British Government

Smartway is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). GPhC Registration No. 2068514. Pharmacy Registration No. 9010774

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