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

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PART 2The Register

The keeping of the Register

5.—(1) The Register is to be kept and maintained—

(a)in writing; and

(b)securely, in a manner which guards against falsification.

(2) The Registrar is responsible for ensuring that an entry appears in the Register in respect of each person who or, in the case of a registered pharmacy, premises which—

(i)is or are newly entered in, or newly restored to, the Register, or

(ii)has or have had an entry in the Register renewed.

(3) Before making alterations to any of the particulars of a registrant’s entry in the Register or, as the case may be, of an entry of a registered pharmacy in the Register, the Registrar must be satisfied as to the accuracy of any new information to be recorded in the Register and may—

(a)in the case of a registrant, require the registrant to produce a statutory declaration, a marriage certificate or such other documentary evidence as the Registrar may consider appropriate in any case; or

(b)in the case of a registered pharmacy, require the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the registered pharmacy to provide such documentary evidence as the Registrar may reasonably request.

(4) Where the Investigating Committee—

(a)issues a warning to a registrant; or

(b)agrees undertakings with a registrant that relate to the registrant’s fitness to practise,

the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration to that registrant’s entry in the Register is made to record that warning or undertaking.

(5) Where the Fitness to Practise Committee—

(a)issues a warning to a registrant;

(b)agrees undertakings with a registrant that relate to the registrant’s fitness to practise;

(c)gives a direction that a registrant’s entry in the Register be suspended (including a direction imposing an interim suspension order), or gives a direction amending that direction; or

(d)gives a direction that a registrant’s entry in the Register be conditional upon the registrant complying with specified requirements (including a direction imposing an order for interim conditional entry), or gives a direction amending that direction,

the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration is made to that registrant’s entry in the Register to record that warning, undertaking, direction or amending direction (in the case of a direction, once that direction has taken effect).

(6) Where, in the case of a registrant, the Fitness to Practise Committee determines that the registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration is made to that registrant’s entry in the Register to record the determination.

(7) Where the Fitness to Practise Committee gives a direction that the entry of a registrant in the Register, or a part of the Register, be removed from the Register, or from part of the Register, the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration is made to the Register removing the entry of that registrant from the Register, or from the relevant part of the Register, (once the direction has taken effect).

(8) Where, in proceedings under section 80 of the Act(1) (power for relevant disciplinary committee to disqualify and direct removal from the Register), the Fitness to Practise Committee—

(a)directs—

(i)that a body corporate is to be disqualified for the purposes of Part 4 of the Act, and

(ii)the Registrar to remove all premises entered in Part 3 of the Register that are premises at which that body corporate carries on a retail pharmacy business; or

(b)directs the Registrar to remove from Part 3 of the Register all premises at which a body corporate carries on a retail pharmacy business, or such of them as may be specified in the direction,

the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration is made to Part 3 of the Register removing from that part of the Register the entry relating to each of the premises to which the direction relates (once the direction has taken effect).

Content of the Register: registrants

6.—(1) The Register must, in respect of each registrant who is entered in it, contain the following information—

(a)the registrant’s title;

(b)the name under which the registrant practises or intends to practise (the registrant’s “registered name”);

(c)any previous names under which the registrant has practised;

(d)the registrant’s home address (the registrant’s “registered address”);

(e)the number of the registrant’s entry in the Register;

(f)the date of the first, and any subsequent, entry of the registrant in the Register;

(g)the period for which the entry of the registrant in the Register is valid;

(h)any annotations in respect of specialisations made to the registrant’s entry in the Register;

(i)any qualifications by reference to which the Registrar is satisfied that the registrant is appropriately qualified within the meaning of articles 21(1) and 22(1) of the Order; and

(j)the date of the last review of the registrant’s continuing professional development record.

(2) The Registrar must make provision for—

(a)recording the information referred to in paragraph (1)(a) to (j) in the Welsh language where appropriate; and

(b)marking the Register so as to distinguish those registrants who are entered in Part 1 or, as the case may be, Part 2 of the Register by virtue of article 34 of the Order (temporary entry with regard to emergencies involving loss of human life or human illness etc.) from the entries in those parts of the Register in respect of other registrants.

(3) Except as provided for by paragraph (4), the Registrar may disclose any of the information referred to in paragraph (1) that does not appear in the lists published by the Council under article 19(7) of the Order to any person if the Registrar considers it to be in the public interest to do so.

(4) The Registrar may not disclose a registrant’s registered address in any list published by the Council under article 19(7) of the Order.

(5) The Registrar must only record a title to be included in the Register by virtue of paragraph (1)(a) (other than Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms) where the Registrar is satisfied as to the authenticity of the title claimed.

Content of the Register: registered pharmacies

7.—(1) The Register must, in respect of any premises entered in Part 3 of the Register, contain the following information—

(a)the address of the premises;

(b)the name and address of the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises;

(c)the name under which the business carried on at the premises trades;

(d)the number of the entry of the premises entered in the Register;

(e)the date of the first, and any subsequent, entry of the premises entered in the Register;

(f)the period for which the entry of the premises entered in the Register is valid;

(g)any conditions to which the entry of the premises entered in the Register is subject;

(h)any annotations in respect of specialisations made to the entry of the premises entered in the Register;

(i)where the business is carried on at the premises by a body corporate, the name and home address of the superintendent pharmacist; and

(j)details of any improvement notices issued under article 13 of the Order in respect of the carrying on of a retail pharmacy business at the premises entered in the Register.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the address to be included in the Register is—

(a)where the business is carried on at the premises by an individual, that individual’s home address in the Register;

(b)where the business is carried on at the premises by a partnership, the address of the principal office of that partnership; or

(c)where the business is carried on at the premises by a body corporate, the registered or principal address of that body corporate.

(3) The Registrar must make provision for—

(a)recording the information referred to in paragraph (1)(a) to (j) in the Welsh language where appropriate; and

(b)marking the Register so as to distinguish those premises which are entered in Part 3 of the Register by virtue of section 74J of the Act (temporary entry with regard to emergencies involving loss of human life or human illness etc.) from the entries in that part of the Register in respect of other premises.

(4) Except as provided for by paragraph (5), the Registrar may disclose any of the information referred to in paragraph (1) that does not appear in the lists published by the Council under article 19(7) of the Order to any person if the Registrar considers it to be in the public interest to do so.

(5) The Registrar may not disclose the home address of a registrant who is a person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at a registered pharmacy or of the superintendent pharmacist in relation to a registered pharmacy in any list published by the Council under article 19(7) of the Order.

Duty to notify Registrar of changes to information: registrants

8.—(1) A registrant must notify the Registrar of—

(a)any change to the name under which the registrant practises or intends to practise; and

(b)any change to the registrant’s home address in the Register or to any of the registrant’s contact details as previously notified by the registrant to the Registrar.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the registrant must give notice to the Registrar of any change of information in writing before the expiry of the period of one month beginning with the date on which the change occurred.

(1)

Subsection (1) of section 80 of the Act was substituted by paragraph 1(14) of Schedule 4 to the Pharmacy Order 2010.

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