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    Revalidation advice

    Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to revalidate each year to remain on the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) register. These articles provide advice and practical information on how to complete each of the required records, including planned and unplanned learning, the reflective account and peer discussion, to meet the GPhC requirements for revalidation.

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    Member feedback leads to MyCPD upgrade

    10 MAR 2020By

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s MyCPD app has been upgraded and synchronised with the Society’s web-based MyCPD portfolio. This means that any entries made on the MyCPD app will now also appear in the desktop portfolio — and vice versa.

    Reflective account

    Reflective account example: a community pharmacist reflects on his communication skills

    4 OCT 2019By

    Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission

    Peer discussion.

    Peer discussion example: a locum's view on medicine safety and near misses

    4 OCT 2019By

    Have you completed your peer discussion? This example peer discussion will help you know what you need to record when completing your revalidation entry.

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    Unplanned learning example: improving understanding of patient experience in acne

    3 OCT 2019By

    An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed unplanned CPD on acne.

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    Planned learning example: learning about endometriosis

    2 OCT 2019By

    An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed planned CPD on endometriosis.

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    Revalidation: helping you navigate uncharted watersSubscription

    24 MAY 2019

    The next stage of revalidation is coming, here are some vital tools to help you prepare.

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    Revalidation: how to complete a peer discussion recordSubscription

    24 MAY 2019By

    A step-by-step guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to undertaking and documenting this vital part of revalidation, according to General Pharmaceutical Council requirements.

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    Revalidation: how to complete your reflective accountSubscription

    24 MAY 2019By , ,

    A step-by-step guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to writing and submitting this vital part of revalidation to General Pharmaceutical Council requirements.

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    Tell us how we can improve the RPS MyCPD revalidation app

    11 DEC 2018

    Please answer this short survey to provide us with your feedback to help us shape the future of RPS MyCPD.

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    Bookings open for RPS revalidation workshop: Preparing for Submission

    9 JUL 2018By

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is hosting a one-day revalidation workshop for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

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    Wanted: feedback on how we can improve your revalidation app

    29 JUN 2018

    Please share your experience of using the RPS MyCPD application to help us make it better for you.

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    How to use the new ‘RPS MyCPD’ app for pharmacy revalidationSubscription

    25 APR 2018By , ,

    April 2018 marks the start of the new pharmacy revalidation process. In order to meet the requirements expected, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new app, RPS MyCPD, which allows members and registered users to record, track and export their CPD activity.

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    Revalidation: How to use planned and unplanned learning entries to record CPDSubscription

    18 APR 2018By

    Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came into force on 30 March 2018. This article explains the revalidation timeline and requirements, including what represents suitable planned and unplanned CPD activities and how they should be recorded.

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    Revalidation: support and implementation Subscription

    24 JAN 2018By

    This is the second in a series of in-depth articles The Pharmaceutical Journal is running on revalidation. In December 2017, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) formally approved the framework for revalidation and agreed a timetable for its implementation. Pharmacy professionals will be required to submit various pieces of work, and make declarations to illustrate that they are keeping their skills up to date. In this article, we talk to the GPhC to find out how revalidation ...

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    Peer discussion to become pharmacy's proof of professionalismSubscription

    18 AUG 2017By

    This is the first in a series of in-depth articles The Pharmaceutical Journal will be running on revalidation. The General Pharmaceutical Council is currently evaluating responses to its consultation on the new proposals, which closed on 17 July 2017. In this article, we examine those proposals in detail and explain what they will mean for pharmacists. In future articles we plan to focus on topics including implementation, obstacles and challenges and the ongoing development ...