1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

(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.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see para (1) above.

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2 Appropriate European diplomas

2Appropriate European diplomas

(1)    Appropriate European diplomas are designated as being approved qualifications for the purposes of registration in the Register of Pharmacists.

(2)    Subject to article 8, the following diplomas are “appropriate European diplomas” for the purposes of paragraph (1)—

(a)    subject to article 3, any (where appropriate, duly authenticated) diploma specified in the second column of the table in Schedule 2 which has been granted in a relevant European State after its reference date and which is evidence of training commenced on or after that date; or

(b)    any (where appropriate, duly authenticated) diploma which—

(i)    subject to article 4, has been granted in a relevant European State before its reference date or which is evidence of training commenced before that date but completed on or after that date,

(ii)    subject to article 5, was awarded by the competent authorities of, or which is evidence of training started in, the territory specified in column (b) of the table in Schedule 3 before the date specified in the corresponding entry in column (a) of that table,

(iii)    subject to article 6, is evidence of training commenced before 3rd October 1990 and undertaken in the territory of the former German Democratic Republic, or

(iv)    subject to article 7, does not fall within paragraphs (i) to (iii) and is not specified in Schedule 2 but which is a diploma in pharmacy granted in a relevant European State on or after its reference date.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

3 Conditions relating to a specified diploma awarded in Italy

3Conditions relating to a specified diploma awarded in Italy

(1)    A diploma to which article 2(2)(a) applies that was awarded in Italy (the “diploma o certificato di abilitazione all' esercizio della professione di farmacista ottenuto in seguito ad un esame di Stato“) is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)    the diploma is evidence of training commenced on or after 1st November 1993; or

(b)    the diploma is evidence of training commenced before 1st November 1993, and—

(i)    the diploma is evidence of training concluded before 1st November 2003,

(ii)    evidence of the diploma is made available to the Registrar in the form of a certificate from the competent authorities of Italy, and

(iii)    the competent authorities of Italy have also certified that—

(aa)    the holder of the diploma has been effectively and lawfully engaged in Italy in one of the activities (and it must have been a regulated activity) referred to in article 1(2) of the Pharmacy Training Directive,

(bb)    he was so engaged for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate, and

(cc)    the activity in question was at all relevant times regulated in Italy,

and the certificate is made available to the Registrar.

(2)    The registrar may waive the requirements of paragraph (1)(b)(iii) if he determines that the diploma is evidence of training which would satisfy the requirements of article 2 of the Pharmacy Training Directive.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

4 Conditions relating to diplomas, whether specified or not, awarded in respect of training before a relevant European State's reference date

4Conditions relating to diplomas, whether specified or not, awarded in respect of training before a relevant European State's reference date

A diploma to which article 2(2)(b)(i) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)    in the case of a diploma which is specified in the list in Schedule 2, the Registrar is satisfied (by means of a certificate from the relevant competent authorities or otherwise) with respect to it that it accords with the standards laid down by the Pharmacy Training Directive;

(b)    in the case of a diploma that is not specified in the list in Schedule 2, the diploma is accompanied by a certificate from the competent authorities of the relevant European State which awarded the diploma which attests that the diploma—

(i)    is evidence of training which would satisfy the requirements of article 2 of the Pharmacy Training Directive, and

(ii)    is treated by the competent authorities of the relevant European State in which it was awarded as equivalent to a diploma specified in Schedule 2 in respect of their State,

and the certificate is made available to the Registrar; or

(c)    whether or not the diploma is specified in the list in Schedule 2, the competent authorities of a relevant European State have certified that the holder of the diploma has been effectively and lawfully engaged in one of the activities (and it must have been a regulated activity) referred to in article 1(2) of the Pharmacy Training Directive for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate, and the certificate is made available to the Registrar.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

5 Conditions relating to old diplomas granted in respect of training commenced in the former Czechoslovakia, the former Soviet Union or the former Yugoslavia

5Conditions relating to old diplomas granted in respect of training commenced in the former Czechoslovakia, the former Soviet Union or the former Yugoslavia

A diploma to which article 2(2)(b)(ii) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)    the competent authorities of the relevant European State specified in the appropriate row of column (c) of the table in Schedule 3 have certified that the diploma has, on its territory, the same legal validity as regards access to the practice of pharmacy as the diploma specified in Schedule 2 in respect of their State;

(b)    those competent authorities have also certified that the holder of the diploma has been effectively and lawfully engaged in one of the activities (and it must have been a regulated activity) referred to in article 1(2) of the Pharmacy Training Directive in its territory for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of that certificate; and

(c)    the certificates are made available to the Registrar.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

6 Conditions relating to old diplomas granted in respect of training commenced in the former German Democratic Republic

6Conditions relating to old diplomas granted in respect of training commenced in the former German Democratic Republic

A diploma to which article 2(2)(b)(iii) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)    the diploma entitles its holder to practise pharmacy throughout the territory of Germany on the same conditions as those that apply to the holder of the diploma specified in Schedule 2 in respect of Germany; and

(b)    the competent authorities in Germany have certified that the holder of the diploma has been effectively and lawfully engaged in one of the activities (and it must have been a regulated activity) referred to in article 1(2) of the Pharmacy Training Directive in Germany for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate, and the certificate is made available to the Registrar.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

7 Conditions relating to new diplomas

7Conditions relating to new diplomas

A diploma to which article 2(2)(b)(iv) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)    the competent authorities of the relevant European State that awarded it have certified that the diploma—

(i)    is evidence of training which satisfies the requirements of article 2 of the Pharmacy Training Directive, and

(ii)    is treated by them as equivalent to a diploma specified in Schedule 2 in respect of their State; and

(b)    the certificates are made available to the Registrar.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

8 Justified doubts about authenticity

8Justified doubts about authenticity

A diploma is only an appropriate European diploma if, in a case where the Society (including its Registrar)—

(a)    has justified doubts about the authenticity of the evidence of the diploma made available to the Society; and

(b)    has required of the relevant competent authorities confirmation of the authenticity of the evidence,

the relevant competent authorities have confirmed the authenticity of the evidence.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

Signature

Christine Cook

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE 1 Reference Dates

SCHEDULE 1Reference Dates Article 1(2)
CountryReference date
Austria1st October 1994
Belgium1st October 1987
Bulgaria1st January 2007
Cyprus1st May 2004
Czech Republic1st May 2004
Denmark1st October 1987
Estonia1st May 2004
Finland1st October 1994
France1st October 1987
Germany1st October 1987
Greece1st October 1987
Hungary1st May 2004
Iceland1st October 1994
Italy1st November 1993
Latvia1st May 2004
Liechtenstein1st October 1994
Lithuania1st May 2004
Luxembourg1st October 1987
Malta1st May 2004
Netherlands1st October 1987
Norway1st October 1994
Poland1st May 2004
Portugal1st October 1987
Romania1st January 2007
Slovakia1st May 2004
Slovenia1st May 2004
Spain1st October 1987
Sweden1st October 1994
Switzerland1st June 2002
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

SCHEDULE 2 Specified Pharmacy Qualifications

SCHEDULE 2Specified Pharmacy Qualifications Articles 2(2), 4, 5(a), 6(a) and 7(a)
CountryTitle of qualificationAwarding bodyCertificate accompanying qualification
AustriaStaatliches ApothekerdiplomBundesministerium für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales
Belgium—Diploma van apotheker
—Diplôme de pharmacien
1 De universiteiten/les universities
2 De bevoegde Examencommissie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap/le Jury competent d'enseignement de la Communauté française
Bulgaria
CyprusΠιστοποιητικó
Εγγραφης
Φαρμακοποιοú
Συμβοúλιο Φαρμακευτικης
Χζεχη ΡεπυβλιχΔιπλομ ο υκονχενí στυδια ϖε στυδιφνíμ προγραμυ φαρμαχιε (μαγιστρ, Μγρ)Farmaceutická fakulta univerzity v Ceské republiceVysvĕedèení o státní závĕereèné zkoušce
DenmarkBevis for bestået farmaceutisk kandidateksamenDanmarks Farmaceutiske Højskole
EstoniaDiplom proviisori õppekava läbimisestTartu Ülikool
FinlandProviisorin tutkinto/provisorexamen1 Helsingin yliopisto/ Helsingfors universitet
2 Kuopion yliopisto
FranceDiplôme d'Etat de pharmacien/Diplôme d'Etat de docteur en pharmacieUniversités
GermanyZeugnis über die Staatliche Pharmazeutische PrüfungZuständige Behörden
GreeceΑδεια ασκησης φαρμακευτικου
επαγγελματος
Νομαρχιακη Αυτοδιο í κηση
ΗυνγαρψΟκλεϖελεσ γψ⌠γψσζερéσζ οκλεϖéλ (μαγιστερ πηαρμαχιαε, αββρεϖ: μαγ πηαρμ)Εγψετεμ
ΙχελανδΠρ⌠φ í λψφφαφρæðιΗ〈σκ⌠λι ⊆σλανδσ
ΙρελανδΧερτιφιχατε οφ Ρεγιστερεδ Πηαρμαχευτιχαλ Χηεμιστ
ΙταλψΔιπλομα ο χερτιφιχατο δι αβιλιταζιονε αλλ'εσερχιζιο δελλα προφεσσιονε δι φαρμαχιστα οττενυτο ιν σεγυιτο αδ υν εσαμε δι ΣτατοΥνιϖερσιτ◊
ΛατϖιαΦαρμαχειτα διπλομσΥνιϖερσιτâtes tipa augstskola
LiechtensteinThe diplomas, certificates and other titles awarded in another relevant European State and listed in this Schedule accompanied by a certificate on the completed practical training issued by the competent authorities
LithuaniaAukštojo mokslo diplomas, nurodantis suteikta vaistininko profesine kvalifikacijaUniversitetas
LuxembourgDiplôme d'Etat de pharmacienJury d'examen d'Etat + visa du ministre de l'éducation nationale
MaltaLawrja fil-farmaċcijaUniversita“ta” Malta
NetherlandsGetuigschrift van met goed gevolg afgelegd apothekersexamenFaculteit Farmacie
NorwayVitnemål for fullført grad candidata/candidatus pharmaciae, short form: cand pharmUniversitetsfakultet
PolandDyplom ukonczenia studiów wyzszych na kierunku farmacja z tytu³em magistra1 Akademia Medyczna
2 Uniwersytet Medyczny
3 Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego
PortugalCarta de curso de licenciatura em Ciências FarmacêuticasUniversidades
RomaniaDiplomã de licentã de farmacistUniversitãti
SlovakiaVysokoškolský diplom o udelení akademického titulu “magister farmácie” (“Mgr”)Vysoká škola
SloveniaDiploma, s katero se podeljuje strokovni naziv “magister farmacije/magistra farmacije”UniverzaPotrdilo o opravljenem strokovnem izpitu za poklic magister farmacije/magistra farmacije
SpainTítulo de licenciado en farmaciaMinisterio de Educación y Cultura/El rector de una Universidad
SwedenApotekarexamenUppsala universitet
SwitzerlandTitulaire du diplôme federal de pharmacien, eidgenössisch diplomierter Apotheker, titolare di diploma federale di farmacistaDépartement federal de l'intérieur
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

Miscellaneous

In entry “Bulgaria” in columns “Title of qualification” and “Awarding body” the text omitted could not be reproduced. Please see the original.

SCHEDULE 3 Table in Respect of Recognition of Training in the Former Czechoslovakia, the Former Soviet Union or the Former Yugoslavia

SCHEDULE 3Table in Respect of Recognition of Training in the Former Czechoslovakia, the Former Soviet Union or the Former Yugoslavia Article 2(2)(b)(ii)
Column (a)Column (b)Column (c)
1st January 1993Former CzechoslovakiaCzech Republic
1st January 1993Former CzechoslovakiaSlovakia
20th August 1991Former Soviet UnionEstonia
21st August 1991Former Soviet UnionLatvia
11th March 1990Former Soviet UnionLithuania
25th June 1991Former YugoslaviaSlovenia
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 March 2007: see art 1(1).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (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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