Revalidation, and what it means for pharmacy

  • 4 CPD records every year

  • At least 2 CPD entries must be planned

  • A Peer Discussion and Reflective Account from 2019 or 2020

  • Submit to the GPhC according to your specific timeline

Revalidation is the GPhC's new requirement for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. It aims to keep your skills up to date - and show the public they are too.

You need to record learning activities, but you'll also have to show deeper reflection and demonstrate how your learning has benefitted your service users.

Revalidation was introduced in March 2018 and is being phased in over a two year period.

The first time you revalidate you must submit 4x CPD records, of which at least 2 must be planned.

The second time you revalidate (and each subsequent year) you must submit 6x records:

  1. Four CPD records, at least two planned
  2. A peer discussion
  3. A reflective account

Types of records

Planned learning activity Planned learning activity

When you set out to learn a specific skill or piece of knowledge. It can be any form of learning, from training sessions to online research.

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Unplanned learning activity Unplanned learning activity

When you learn something - at a conference, in a conversation, wherever it might be - that you later apply to your practice.

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Peer discussion Peer discussion

A conversation (online or in person) where you reflect on your practice. You'll have to show how this conversation led to clear outcomes for your service users.

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Reflective account Reflective account

A summary of your practice over the past year, with specific examples of how you met one of the GPhC's standards for pharmacy professionals and how your service users benefited as a result.

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Questions? Our dedicated Revalidation Support Service is here to help

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