Regulatory and professional standards and guidance have the same overarching purpose; to provide a framework which helps ensure good care, focussed on patients.
Regulatory standards are produced by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). They are core regulatory standards of conduct, ethics,
performance, and registered pharmacies, which enable professionals to make decisions about how best to meet the standards in their particular
Whereas, professional standards, provided by the RPS, are a broad
framework to support pharmacists and their teams to develop their professional practice, improve
services, shape future services and deliver high quality patient care across all settings and sectors.
The GPhC and RPS believe that pharmacists and their teams should be aware of and use all
relevant standards and guidance, both regulatory and professional, to deliver patient-centred care and good quality outcomes.
Read more in our joint statement.