Returning to practice guide

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Returning to practice doesn't have to be difficult. We've prepared a helpful guide to take you through the process step by step:

  • Are you thinking of returning to a familiar role or moving into a different area of practice?
  • Have you been out of practice and want to return to the workplace?
  • Are you thinking of moving into a different sector of practice?

Then this guide is for you. You'll find information on regulator requirements, professional development and case studies.

First Published: 2 November 2016
Updated: 8 November 2022

Sections on this page

  • How we can help
  • What do I need to think about when returning to practice?
  • GPhC requirements for returning to the pharmacist register 
    • Less than 12 months since you were last registered with the GPhC
    • More than 12 months since you were last registered with the GPhC
    • Returning to the GPhC register following removal by Fitness to Practice Committee
  • GPhC Standards for pharmacy professionals
  • Revalidation
  • Professional indemnity
  • Competencies and frameworks
  • How can leadership development help me in my return to practice?
  • Where can I find support and information on courses?
  • What costs are involved in returning to practice?
  • CPD records
  • Networking
  • Case studies
  • Further information

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