Update focusing on the upcoming revalidation process
It is evident that there are uncertainties amongst pharmacists regarding the new requirements and what registrants are required to submit in 2018. It is important that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are aware of this new process.
New revalidation framework
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) approved the new revalidation framework on Friday 8 December 2017. The new framework builds on the current framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and also introduces changes to how registrants carry out CPD and also the manner in which entries are recorded. Under the new revalidation framework, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be required to submit a total of six records annually at the time of renewing their registration. This will comprise of:
Key dates regarding revalidation February 2018
30 March 2018
30 June 2018
What do you need to submit in 2018?
GPhC registrants have different renewal dates for their GPhC registration; hence, you will have different requirements regarding what needs to be submitted in 2018 as part of your registration renewal. Please note that each registrant will receive their own personalised timeline from the GPhC, which will outline what they are required to submit in 2018 and by when.
When the old portal goes offline on 30 June 2018, does this mean I will no longer have access to my old CPD entries?
That’s correct. After the old portal (uptodate.org) goes of ine on 30 June 2018, your old CPD entries will no longer be accessible. If you would like to maintain a record of your old entries, it is strongly
recommended that you print them out before the portal ceases.
Further guidance is still expected from the GPhC; however, in the meantime, if you have any questions regarding any aspect of the new revalidation process, please contact the Pharmacy team on 01727 891 800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leyla Hannbeck MSc, MRPharmS
NPA Chief Pharmacist