The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. They set standards for, and inspect, registered pharmacies.
You can now find out if a pharmacy inspected since April 2019 has met or has not met all the standards for registered pharmacies by visiting a new website. Users can search for pharmacy inspection reports by postcode, street, town or pharmacy name, and the site will be updated on a daily basis with new reports.
You can also find out what actions are being taken when an inspection finds a pharmacy is not meeting all of the standards, including how improvement action plans are being used to ensure the pharmacy makes the necessary improvements.
The GPhC has also published a new report sharing what they have learnt from carrying out over 14,000 inspections covering every pharmacy in Great Britain since 2013. This independent analysis shows that the vast majority of pharmacies (over 85%) are meeting the standards. It also identifies some key themes, patterns and trends which every pharmacy and pharmacy team can use to learn from and improve.