The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched a major consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals .

The consultation asks for feedback on nine core standards that all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, trainees and students will have to meet, to ensure that patients and the public receive safe and effective care and to uphold public trust and confidence in pharmacy.

The GPhC is seeking feedback from a variety of audiences including pharmacy and health professionals, students and educators, and patients and the public on the proposed new standards. Given the importance of the standards, they want to ensure that they hear as many views as possible on whether they have developed the right standards to promote professionalism and person-centred care in pharmacy.

You can read the new standards and complete the consultation survey here.

The consultation is open until 27 June 2016 . You can find out more about the consultation on the GPhC website and on social media by following #ProfStandards.