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High satisfaction with pharmacy pre-registration training

More than 75% of pharmacy students rated their training as “good” or “very good”, the latest report from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) states.

I made the decision to ‘just’ be a community pharmacist

Sara Shirali, a newly qualified community pharmacist, says she is tired of having to justify her reasons for entering community pharmacy, and is concerned that pharmacist peers in other sectors may this as a less challenging or rewarding career choice This year, when I qualified as a pharmacist, I made the decision to stay working…
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Over 80% pass rate for July registration exams, says GPhC

There was a pass rate of 82% for the July 2021 registration assessment for pre and provisionally registered pharmacists, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed today. A total of 2,907 candidates sat the registration assessment, with 2,371 passing. Over 2,600 of those candidates were sitting the exam for the first time, with over 84%…
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RPS details new education framework for newly qualified pharmacists

The RPS has launched a new curriculum for newly qualified pharmacists to develop their clinical and professional skills. The new curriculum, announced today, is aimed at early career pharmacists working in patient-facing roles across the four UK nations and will be available from October. It is based on the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework that was…
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Covid vaccinations: hard work for high rewards

Pharmacist Ashley Cohen shares his experience of setting up and running Covid vaccination services, and advises his peers that the pay-off for what will inevitably a tough slog to start with will be well worth it I’ve talked before about the frustration and anger at having to work through a pandemic with limited funding and lack of perceived…
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Scottish prov-reg students get NHS funding to help resit exam in July

Provisionally registered (prov-reg) pharmacy students in Scotland who failed the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration assessment in March are to be offered a financial and educational support package from the NHS so they can retake their assessment this summer. In a statement published on their website yesterday (May 11), NHS Education for Scotland (NES) said…
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GPhC announces 88% pass rate for first online registration assessment

Pre and provisionally registered pharmacists who sat the registration assessment in March achieved an 88.2% pass rate, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) revealed today (29 April). According to the regulator, 90.2% of 1310 candidates who sat the assessment on 17 March passed, while 86.4% of the 1356 who sat the exam on 18 March also…
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Impact of pandemic on pharmacy students’ education should be assessed, says PSA

The impact of the pandemic on the education of health and care professionals, will need to be assessed, the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has said. The recommendation was made in a report on how 10 UK health and social care regulators – including the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) – responded to the initial crisis caused…
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GPhC commissions research into pandemic impact on pre and prov-reg pharmacists

The clinical training providing to provisionally registered and pre-registration pharmacists during the pandemic is to be assessed, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced. The regulatory body said yesterday (25 March) it had commissioned Keele University to research the ‘experiences of clinical training over the last 12 months and preparations around sitting the registration assessment’….
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NI pre-reg exam to be held in June after pandemic ‘significantly impacts’ joint plans with GPhC

Pre-registration students in Northern Ireland will sit a ‘bespoke’ registration exam on 8 June, instead of the common registration assessment arranged by the GPhC in July, the Pharmaceutical Society NI has said. In a statement published yesterday (24 March), Dr Jim Livingstone, president of the PSNI, said it was ‘unacceptable’ to delay the exam for…
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