Consultation on guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team

26 July 2017

The General Pharmaceutical Council has launched a consultation on new guidance for pharmacy owners which outlines what they are expected to do to ensure everyone in the pharmacy team can provide safe and effective services to patients and the public. The proposed guidance covers both registered and unregistered staff, including managers who are not registered pharmacy professionals. This is the first time the GPhC has set out what pharmacy owners should do to make sure that non-registrant managers understand their responsibilities and the responsibilities of the rest of the pharmacy team.

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