All pharmacists and tecnicians currently on the register will have their renewal due on 1st January each year. Anyone newly coming onto the register will have their registration valid for 12 months from the date they come onto the register.
This means that, over time, pharmacists and technicians will renew throughout the year depending upon the date they were first registered – a rolling register.
This will cause a huge administrative burden for employers – most emplpoyers pay registration fees for their pharmacist and technician staff – and will require constant checking of a pharmacist or technicians registration to ensure that they have the correct registration. Currently this only needs to be done once each year in February/March.
Furthermore, this must increase the cost and complexity of the process for the GPhC