Revalidation - what is it?

First introduced in March 2018, and phased in over a two-year period, Revalidation is the GPhC's new requirement for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

It aims to keep your skills up to date and demonstrate them to the public.

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

What do I have to submit?

The first time you revalidate you must submit four CPD records, of which at least two must be planned.

  • 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.

The second time you revalidate (and every year after that) you must submit six records:

  • Four CPD records (at least two planned)
  • A Peer Discussion
  • A Reflective Account.

Types of records

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

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

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

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.

See an example


Our dedicated Revalidation Support Service can help.

0207 572 2737

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