Pharmacy Voice responds to GPhC consultation on religion, personal values and beliefs

Pharmacy Voice has issued a response to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s consultation on revised wording on personal values and beliefs, and how they may impact on the delivery of care and discharge of professional responsibilities, for the new standards for pharmacy professionals which are due to launch later this year.

The proposals laid out in the consultation will change the expectations of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians when their religion, personal values or beliefs might, in certain circumstances, impact on their ability to provide services, and shift the balance in favour of the needs and rights of the person in their care.

Pharmacy Voice agrees with the proposed changes to the wording used in the standards but has highlighted that some further examples and case studies should be used in the revised guidance document.

Click here to read the full response.