On 12 January 2017, the Fitness to Practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) removed a pharmacist’s name from the register, due to repeated dishonesty over a long period of time (Full Report Here).
The council describes fitness to practise as the pharmacist’s ability to maintain appropriate standards of proficiency ensuring the pharmacist is of good health and good character, and the pharmacist is adhering to principles of good practice set out in GPhC various, standards, guidance and advice.
Pharmacy is a very reputable profession and the GPhC has no weakness in maintaining it’s high standards. If the council finds any pharmacist breaking any of the Standards of Conducts, Ethics and Performance it will not hesitate to erase the pharmacists name from the register and therefore the pharmacist is unable to practice in the United Kingdom.
Below are some cases handled by the fitness to practise committee that have lead to the pharmacist involved struck off.
- A pharmacist was struck off for stealing over £10,000 from the Company Safe.
- In 2015 a pharmacist was struck off after being Imprisoned and added to the Sex Offenders Register.
- A pharmacist was struck off for Falsifying Medicine Use Review.