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Damian Day

Head of Education

General Pharmaceutical Council

Damian Day is Head of Education at the General Pharmaceutical Council, the national regulator for pharmacy; prior to that he worked for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in a similar role. He is responsible for education & training standards setting in pharmacy, liaising with relevant national and international health and education bodies, the accreditation of pharmacy degrees (including overseas delivery of GB degrees), pharmacist pre-registration training, non-medical prescribing courses, the GPhC’s national Registration Assessment, CPD and revalidation. He is also responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy technician and pharmacy support staff qualifications and setting standards for those qualifications.

Damian has an interest in transnational education and has worked recently on accreditation/regulatory projects for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Serbia and Croatia. He is an academic auditor for the Higher Education & Training Awards Council in the Republic of Ireland and was a lay member of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s Education and Training Committee. He was one of the national validators for the United Kingdom’s Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. Currently, he is a member of the QAA’s Transnational Education Working Group.

Previously, Damian worked as a university academic. He has been an institutional auditor and subject reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the regulator for higher education, and has worked on higher education projects for agencies such as the EU and UNESCO. He has been an external examiner at City University and remains an examiner for the International Baccalaureate.


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