Revalidation is a new requirement that has been introduced for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The GPhC states that: "pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain will have to demonstrate that they are regularly reflecting on their learning and practice, keeping their knowledge up to date, and that they have the right attitudes and behaviours to provide safe and effective care to people using their services.
"Revalidation further assures the people using pharmacy services that their trust in pharmacy professionals is well placed and that pharmacy professionals are continuing to meet the standards throughout their careers."
Phase 1 of the process will require submission of four CPD records at the point of renewal, while Phase 2 will see pharmacy professionals submit four CPD records, one reflective account and one peer discussion record.
Phase 1 begins for registrants who have their renewal deadline on 31 October 2018.
These records should cover learning from the previous 12 months and be filled out using the new template, which will be available from April 2018.
Registrants will need to explain how what they have done has benefitted people using their pharmacy service.
The GPhC have stated that they will be creating an array of materials to offer registrants guidance and support with understanding the new process. The Revalidation framework document from the GPhC was published in January this year, and gives detailed insight to the revalidation process.
At CPPE, we will ensure that you are supported throughout the revalidation process, by weaving revalidation through learning programmes and developing existing formats of learning that can encourage peer discussion and reflective practice.