Revalidation – the route to healthcare excellence

Author CIG Healthcare May 9, 2018
The GPhC’s new revalidation system has begun. Under the new system pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must submit their revalidation records before their annual registration expires or risk not being allowed to practise.

There are three types of revalidation records:

  • CPD entries to encourage reflective practice
  • Peer discussions, which enable the individual to consider his or her work with someone who understands their role
  • Reflective accounts, to explain how the professional believes they meet one or more of the GPhC’s professional standards.

In the first year of revalidation, registrants will need to carry out and record four CPD entries and submit them when renewing their registration. The first group to do this will be those whose registration renewal deadline is October 31, 2018.


The following year, the full revalidation requirements kick in, so registrants will need to submit four CPD entries plus one peer discussion and one reflective account when renewing their GPhC registration.


CIG Healthcare Partnership fully supports pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with their ongoing learning needs through bespoke training materials, that can be accessed via The Pharmacy Network – the UK’s largest and most widely used pharmacy learning system.


Revalidation solutions should be free, easy to use and accessible to all pharmacy professionals. All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can register for free at to plan their learning, access the UK’s biggest digital library of pharmacy clinical and management content on any device, and record their learning in a personal, secure revalidation record using GPhC approved recording templates.


CIG Healthcare Partnership works with you to develop training solutions and bespoke educational materials for your brands. To learn more, contact the Bespoke Projects Team on 020 7534 7205 or email