General Pharmaceutical Council

Who We Are

We regulate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.

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

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 Mission

Our statutory objective is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing or members of the public who use or need the services of registrants, or the services provided at a registered pharmacy, by ensuring that registrants, and those persons carrying on a retails pharmacy business at a registered pharmacy, adhere to such standards as the council considers necessary for the safe and effective practice of pharmacy.

Our Vision

Our vision is for pharmacy regulation to play its part in improving quality  of which safety is a critical element - in pharmacy practice and ultimately health and well-being in England, Scotland and Wales.