Fitness to Practise
Fitness to Practise
The School has fitness to practise procedures in place for Pharmacy students and you will be given more information about these when you join the course. If you do not abide by the Code of Conduct, or if we have concerns about your health or behaviour you may be subject to those procedures.
Code of Conduct
Pharmacy is one of the registered healthcare professions and carries both privileges and responsibilities. Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. A Code of Conduct applies to all Pharmacy students from the first day of the course to the day of graduation, and applies both on and off campus. The Code can be viewed in full at
http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/pharmacist/student-code-conduct and is recommended further reading.
Follow the link to see further details of the Fitness to Practise document concerning the Code of Conduct for Pharmacy students.
Follow this link to see a podcast produced by the BPSA about the code of conduct.
Health Questionnaire and Character Checks
Whilst studying on the MPharm course you will come into close contact with potentially vulnerable people or at least learn about their personal circumstances, so the University have to ensure that their students have a proven record of good conduct and character before undertaking these types of activities.
When you meet your offer, the School will send out a Health Questionnaire with further instructions before you join us. You do not need to do anything else regarding a health check before this time.
UK based applicants will be asked to complete and return an Enhanced CRB check form that we will also send to you before you join us. Once the CRB check has been done, we will add it to the costs already on your University account.
Non-UK based applicants will be required to provide us with a Certificate of Good Conduct and Character, which will need to be requested from a formal authority like the police, or the Foreign Affairs Department or equivalent. It should include any information on any criminal convictions that you have, or simply confirm that you don't have any.
We encourage students to discuss any problems or concerns with us as soon as possible, so that we can support and advise you appropriately. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above, then please speak to Tracey York on +44 115 8468456 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
General Pharmaceutical Council
The Code of Conduct and the requirement for Fitness to Practise Procedures are issued by the General Pharmacetical Council (GPhC). However, you should note that the GPhC is not an adjudicator or appeal body, and will not be able to offer prospective registration advice.
The Council is the final arbiter in relation to an individual's eligibility to:
•enter pharmacist pre-registration training; and
•register as a pharmacist
The Council reserves the right to set aside a School's fitness to practise decision, if there are grounds for doing so, when making either of these decisions.
The GPhC has its own requirements for registration as a pharmacist, including making its own health and good character checks. It also has its own fitness to practise procedures for registered pharmacists. Applicants can appeal against a registration refusal by the GPhC. Appeals are made to the Appeals Committee. More information can be found at http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/raising-concerns/raising-concerns-about-pharmacy-professional