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High satisfaction with pharmacy pre-registration training

22 Jan 2015


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

However, more than a tenth rated their training year as “poor” or “very poor”, the pharmacy governing body found.

Those found to be most disappointed with their training year were either older than 30, situated in London, or had carried out their training in community pharmacy.

President of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, Chloe O’Beirne, said: “The results of this survey highlight some key areas of dissatisfaction which must be addressed, particularly around the level of support and educational supervision provided.”

Chief executive of the GPhC, Duncan Rudkin, said: “We are aware that the tutor trainee relationship is critical which is why we published our guidance on tutoring in 2014 and we would urge both trainee and tutors to actively use it.

“Meanwhile, our ongoing surveys around pre-registration training will allow us to increase our understanding of key trends, issues and themes in pre-registration training.”

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