Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the GPhC performance for 2017/18 found for the third consecutive year that the GPhC has met all the PSA’s standards for good regulation.
The report highlights a number of ways in which the GPhC is meeting the standards, including by:
- Widely consulting with stakeholders to obtain their views and experiences to help develop guidance and standards, including guidance on ensuring a safe and effective pharmacy team
- Ensuring the education and training for the professions and unregistered pharmacy team are appropriate and relevant while continuing to actively engage with course providers
- Maintaining our performance in the investigation and progression of cases, with a recognition that the PSA will continue to monitor performance in this area.
The review includes an analysis of the GPhC’s performance including council papers, fitness to practise reports, Audit Committee reports and business plan monitoring reports, policy documents, guidance documents, statistical performance dataset and third-party feedback.
In response GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:
“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.
“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.”