The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have announced that registrants due to submit their revalidation records between 1st May 2021 to 30th November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when they renew their registration.
This decision marks the extension of a similar decision made last year in March 2020. The GPhC has said that these changes have been made to recognise the on-going pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued from their press office this morning the GPhC said the following:
“In March 2020, we introduced a change to revalidation requirements in recognition of the pressures on pharmacy professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have decided to continue this approach for pharmacy professionals who are due to renew their registration on or before 30 November 2021 and whose registration expires on or before 31 January 2022. This takes into account the continuing pressures placed on the pharmacy sector by the pandemic.
“Registrants due to submit their revalidation records between 1 May – 30 November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when they renew their registration during that period.
“Pharmacy professionals are still expected to reflect on one or more of the following three standards when completing their reflective account:
- Standard 3 – pharmacy professionals must communicate effectively.
- Standard 6 – pharmacy professionals must behave professionally.
- Standard 9 – pharmacy professionals must demonstrate leadership.
“We would encourage pharmacy professionals to reflect on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic when completing their reflective account.
“Pharmacy professionals will need to submit their reflective account via myGPhC as usual when renewing their registration; we will be updating myGPhC to reflect this change in requirements.
“Our current aim would be that we will resume full revalidation requirements for pharmacy professionals with registration renewal dates from 1 December 2021 onwards and registration expiry dates from 1 February 2022 onwards, but we will keep this under review and provide an update later in the year.”