The GPhC has outlined the arrangements for provisional registration of the 2020 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has today responded to this announcement.
Gail Fleming, RPS Director for Education, said:
“We welcome this update from the GPhC and are pleased that there is now some clarity about what provisional registration looks like so that employers and pre-registration pharmacists can start to move forward and make plans for their future.
“We are keen to ensure that appropriate solutions are found to the examination issue and are pleased to see that the registration assessment is moving online. We will actively engage with the GPhC to help ensure that this is implemented in as timely a manner as possible.
“In line with our views on Foundation Pharmacist training we believe that all pharmacists new to the register should have access to structured support and guidance from within the profession and therefore we welcome the requirement for this.
“We recognise that provisional registrants will face significant challenges, balancing the pressures of exam preparation and practising as pharmacists. RPS will continue to support provisional registrants with a range of products and services including mentoring, online revision courses and mock exams alongside access for members to our support desk for queries relating to professional practice or training.”