In C+D’s latest podcast, clinical editor Naimah Callachand speaks to Regan McCahill – pre-registration pharmacist and president of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA). Ms McCahill, who obtained her pharmacy degree from Durham/Newcastle University, is completing her pre-registration year spilt over six months with the Northumbria Trust and six months in a GP practice.
Ms McCahill discussed the what the postponement of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration exam has meant for pre-registration students. Pre-registration pharmacists, pre-reg tutors and students can find the latest COVID-19 updates and support on both the BPSA website and GPhC website.
In this unsettling time, a statement from Mark Voce, Director of Education and Standards at the GPhC, said: “It's an anxious time coming up to the pre-registration assessment, and we [the GPhC] are aware this has been exacerbated by the current situation. We have tried to work collaboratively with other bodies to have a more direct and pastoral role, giving pre-registration students advice and support during this time."
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Please note, the sound quality of this podcast may be affected as it has been recorded remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To keep up with the latest updates for community pharmacy visit our COVID-19 hub.