Revalidation, introduced in October 2018, is a mandatory process for pharmacists wishing to remain on the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) register. The aim of revalidation is to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to keep their professional skills and knowledge up to date and reflect on how they can improve their practice. This ensures that pharmacy professionals are providing patients and the public with safe and effective care.
During the first year of revalidation submissions, pharmacists were required to submit four CPD records. The GPhC required that at least two of these records were ‘planned learning’ activities, with the option for the other two records to be either ‘planned’ or ‘unplanned’ learning. A total of 47,122 pharmacists successfully submitted their four CPD records through the