The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has extended the revalidation deadline, giving pharmacists due to submit their revalidation by 31 October an extra week to do so, following technical issues with its website.
Pharmacists that were due to revalidate by the end of October now have until 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 November 2023 to submit their revalidation.
And the regulator apologised for the ‘technical issues’ affecting access to the revalidation website myGPhC.
‘We’ll provide a further update tomorrow. In the meantime, we’ve extended the deadline for those due to submit their renewal or revalidation by 31 October to 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 November 2023,’ GPhC added in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
We’re sorry for the technical issues registrants have experienced with myGPhC. We’ll provide a further update tomorrow. In the meantime, we’ve extended the deadline for those due to submit their renewal or revalidation by 31 October to 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 November 2023.
— GPhC (@TheGPhC) October 30, 2023
Following technical issues that were preventing many pharmacists from being able to submit their revalidation over the last few days, the regulator confirmed earlier today that the website is now 'up and running' but pharmacists ‘may experience delays’.
Amid difficulties accessing the website, many registrants called for the deadline to be extended.
The delays are long. Pages are spooling for ages, and records appear to not be there for extended delays. I think you need to be considering a short extension surely, after you've fully fixed the issue?
— Sarah.M.Cooke (@sarahcolfer) October 30, 2023
This came after several days of many pharmacists being unable to submit their renewal and revalidation.
Lots of stressed out pharmacists trying to complete their renewal and revalidation but having problems with @TheGPhC site crashing over the weekend.
Yes people should not leave it to the last few days, but they rightly also have an expectation that a site of this importance can…
— Mohammed Hussain (he/him) 💙 (@DigitalPhamcist) October 29, 2023