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GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee

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Our GPhC defence lawyers are experienced at representing pharmacists and pharmacy professionals before the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC’s) Fitness to Practise Committee. We have an excellent track record at securing good results, even with difficult cases. We understand the pharmaceutical industry and will fight hard to protect your career and reputation.

The GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee makes decisions about a registrant’s fitness to practise. They consider allegations regarding misconduct, professional performance or health. The GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee will follow a

The GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee will hear evidence from both sides and will follow a three-stage process as follows:

  1. Fact Finding – If the factual allegations are disputed, the GPhC’s Fitness to Practise Committee will hear evidence from both parties before deciding if the allegations have been proven. If so, they will move to the second stage.
  2. Impairment – The committee will consider if the registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired. Essentially this involves a decision about whether action needs to be taken against the registrant’s registration. If so, they will move to the third stage.
  3. Sanctions – The GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee may:
    • Issue a warning;
    • Issue a letter of advice;
    • Impose conditions;
    • Order suspension;
    • Order removal from the register.

Expert legal representation from our quality lawyers can make a significant difference to the outcome of your case. We can usually offer pharmacy professionals fixed fees for our representation, ensuring that we are clear and transparent about your legal fees from the outset.

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If your case has been listed for a hearing before the GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee, you will need specialist legal advice. Please contact the MedicAssistanceScheme to speak to one of our excellent lawyers. We will be happy to talk to you over the telephone, in strict confidence and without obligation.

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