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GPhC: We expect inspectors to play a key role in any surveillance activities
The new powers to conduct “covert directed surveillance” were authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in July 2018 to be...
09/04/2019 5
The GPhC’s new Registered Pharmacies Enforcement Policy, relating to its powers to enforce compliance with its standards for registered pharmacies,...
09/04/2019 0
The sector is entering a new era of unannounced inspections. The landscape has been changing for some time within pharmacy regulation – the General...
13/02/2019 8
MHRA: We intend to work with stakeholders to help them achieve compliance
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires all UK pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes and check tamper-proof devices on medicines packaging...
04/02/2019 4
GPhC: Pharmacies may face criminal prosecution for the most serious, persistent breaches
The EU’s medicines scanning law, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), is set to come into force on February 9 and will require all pharmacies to...
18/01/2019 8
The move to unannounced inspections – due to come into effect between April 2019 and April 2020 – is a shift from the current policy of giving...
10/12/2018 10
GPhC: A common argument was that surprise inspections might not show pharmacy in its true light
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed making inspections “unannounced as a general rule” – a potential shift from the current policy of...
12/11/2018 10
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The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed making inspections “unannounced as a general rule” – a shift from the current policy of giving...
16/08/2018 9
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Duncan Rudkin: Undoubtedly a wider societal aspect to increase in complaints
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is currently consulting on its proposals to publish online its inspection reports of pharmacies. In an...
20/06/2018 7
Counter in a pharmacy
The GPhC’s standard of having “enough staff, suitably qualified and skilled, for the safe and effective provision of pharmacy services” was not met...
18/06/2018 12

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