876. Duties of the Council.

The over-arching objective of the General Pharmaceutical Council in exercising its functions is the protection of the public1.

In exercising its functions, the Council (including its staff and committees) must:

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    (1)     have proper regard to:

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      (a)     the interests of persons using or needing the services of registrants2 in Great Britain3;

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      (b)     the interests of all registrants and prospective registrants, and any differing interests of registered pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians or groups within those professions4; and

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      (c)     the interests of persons carrying on a retail pharmacy business at a registered pharmacy5; and

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    (2)     co-operate6, in so far as is appropriate