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The General Pharmaceutical Council (Registration Rules) Order of Council 2010

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Renewal of an entry in the Register

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11.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for the renewal of an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register must apply to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(2) An application under this rule must be made to the Registrar no later than two months before the date on which the entry in the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed.

(3) The Registrar must send to each registrant the relevant application form for the renewal of an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register at least three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the relevant part of the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed.

(4) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the registrant to—

(i)provide the registrant’s full name, home address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)provide the number of the entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register to which the application relates,

(iii)declare that the registrant agrees to adhere to any standards set by the Council under article 43(1)(b) of the Order relating to the continuing professional development that it is necessary for a registrant to maintain in order to have an entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register renewed,

(iv)declare the registrant’s intention to adhere to the standards set by the Council under article 48(1)(a) of the Order relating to the conduct, ethics and performance expected of registrants, and

(v)specify—

(aa)whether any of the matters referred to in article 51(1)(e) to (n) of the Order exist in relation to the registrant which have not previously been notified to the Council, or

(bb)whether, in relation to the registrant, there have been any findings of impairment of the registrant’s fitness to practise made by a regulatory body which have not previously been notified to the Council or, prior to 27th September 2010, to the Society;

(b)include a demand that the registrant pay the prescribed fees in respect of the application;

(c)inform the registrant that—

(i)if the declaration included in the application is not completed to the satisfaction of the Registrar, the Registrar may refuse to renew the applicant’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register because the application does not comply with the requirements of this rule, and

(ii)in the event that the registrant is found to have given false or misleading information in connection with the application, that may be treated as misconduct for the purposes of article 51(1)(a) of the Order which may result in the removal of the registrant’s entry from the relevant part of the Register; and

(d)require the registrant to sign and date the application.

(5) If a registrant has not received an application form for the renewal of the registrant’s entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register by the beginning of the period of three months before the date on which the registrant’s entry in the Register would cease to be valid if not renewed, the registrant must notify the Registrar accordingly.

(6) Except as provided for by paragraph (7), the Registrar must refuse an application under this rule—

(a)if it is not received by the Registrar within the time limit specified in paragraph (2);

(b)if it is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information and evidence as mentioned in the application form; or

(c)if the applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

(7) If there is an ongoing fitness to practise investigation, or there are ongoing fitness to practise proceedings, in respect of a registrant who—

(a)has not made an application for the renewal of their entry in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register; or

(b)has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application,

the Registrar may not remove the registrant’s entry from the relevant part of the Register in accordance with article 25(3) of the Order except in cases where the Registrar considers that the public interest would be best served by so doing.

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