GPhC—Appeals Committee
Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP
GPhC—Appeals Committee

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • GPhC—Appeals Committee
  • Appeals Committee
  • Burden of proof
  • Evidence
  • Advice
  • Procedure of the Appeals Committee
  • Representation
  • Witnesses
  • Decision of the Committee
  • Costs

Appeals Committee

Part 4 of the Pharmacy Order 2010, SI 2010/231 sets out provisions relating to registration. Within this, the Appeals Committee deals with appeals arising from decisions made by the Registrar as to registration.

A person in respect of whom an 'appealable decision' has been made, may appeal against it to the Appeals Committee (the Committee) by giving notice of appeal to the Registrar within 28 days, beginning with the date on which the written statement of the reasons for the decision was sent.

Appealable decisions that the Committee can consider include:

  1. a decision requiring an exempt person to complete an adaptation period or pass an aptitude test before deciding whether they are appropriately qualified

  2. a decision to refuse to enter a person in either Part 1 or 2 of the Register

  3. a decision to refuse to renew an entry on either Part 1 or 2 of the Register

  4. a decision to remove the entry of a registrant from one or more parts of the Register

  5. a decision to refuse an application for restoration to the Register

  6. a decision to suspend from the Register for failure to comply with the provisions relating to continuing professional development

If a registrant wishes to appeal a decision of the Fitness to Practise Committee, he/she should complete the Notice of Appeal Document. Following receipt of