The Professional Standards Authority has reportedly confirmed it will take the GPhC’s handing of its registration assessment into account in its forthcoming performance review.

According to Chemist & Druggist, the PSA “will consider a “number of complaints” it received on the GPhC’s handling of the exam in its review of the regulator.”  It reported that Mark Stobbs, director of scrutiny and quality at the PSA, said it had received “a number of complaints and will take those into account for our next review of the GPhC’s performance” which will be used “to inform our assessment” but the PSA is “unable to provide details of the information shared with us at this stage… as the review is ongoing”.

The PSA takes into account public opinion when undertaking performance reviews of healthcare regulators.  In the case of the General Pharmaceutical Council, the PSA issued a call for input which has been picked up by people affected by the  GPhC’s handing of its registration assessment.