Reflective account for COVID-19

Pharmacy guide

Pharmacists who are renewing their registration with the GPhC on or before 30 September 2022 (if your registration expires on or before 30 November 2022) will only need to submit a reflective account for revalidation, due to the pandemic. 

The GPhC encourage you to reflect on your experiences during the pandemic, but this isn’t essential.

Further information on reflective accounts and non COVID-19 related examples can be found on our Revalidation reflective account pages.

This guide provides information on the standards to reflect on for this year, how to reflect, and it includes examples using experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Published: 15 July 2020
Updated: 23 March 2022

Sections on this page

  • Reflective practice
  • Reflective account standards and examples of COVID-19 experiences for each of the standards
  • An example of a patient-facing COVID-19 reflective account
  • An example of a non patient-facing COVID-19 reflective account

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