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Understanding the Data Protection Act

Pharmacy Law practitioner Richard Hough explains how to avoid common pitfalls of the Data Protection Act

This CPD module explains the key points of the Data Protection Act as they relate to community pharmacy practice.


To be confident in your application of the Data Protection Act to your business.


After completing this module you should:

  • Understand what the Data Protection act means for your business
  • Be confident that your practice complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.


Richard Hough is pharmacist, partner and head of healthcare at Brabners LLP.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.