(1) This Order may be cited as the Approved European Pharmacy Qualifications Order of Council 2007 and shall come into force on 30th March 2007.
(2) In this Order—
“competent authorities”, in relation to a relevant European State, means any authority or body designated by that relevant European State in accordance with the Pharmacy Qualifications Directive;
“the Pharmacy Training Directive” means Council Directive 85/432/EEC concerning the co-ordination of provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in respect of certain activities in the field of pharmacy; and
“reference date”, in relation to a relevant European State, means the date by which it was required to implement the Pharmacy Training Directive, and which is included in the second column of the table in Schedule 1 opposite the corresponding entry for that State in the first column.
Specified date: 30 March 2007: see para (1) above.
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(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order provides for the recognition within Great Britain of certain pharmacy qualifications awarded in EEA States other than the United Kingdom and in Switzerland. Recognition of the qualifications is subject to specified conditions, which include a procedure for confirming the authenticity of qualifications where there are justified doubts.
Appropriately qualified pharmacists are entitled to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and so practise as pharmacists in Great Britain, provided their fitness to practise is not impaired and they have paid the appropriate fees.
This Order and the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 under which it was made contain the legislative measures necessary for implementing Council Directive 85/432/EEC concerning the co-ordination of provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in respect of certain activities in the field of pharmacy, and Council Directive 85/433/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in pharmacy. The legislative measures implementing these Directives in Great Britain were previously set out in the Pharmacy Act 1954, which has been repealed by the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007.
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