The percentage of trainees who completed their pre-registration placement in a community pharmacy and passed the July registration exam is lower than that for hospital trainees, GPhC data has shown.
The GPhC has announced a pass rate of 81.6% for its second online registration assessment, which candidates sat across three sittings on July 27, 28 and 29.
Health Education England (HEE) has been commissioned to develop a three-year education and training programme for primary care network (PCN) and community pharmacy professionals, it has been announced.
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) are generally supportive of an award-winning programme to help pharmacy staff look for cancer symptoms.
Half of pharmacy workers would consider leaving a job or have left a job because of racial discrimination from patients and/or colleagues, a C+D survey has revealed.
A patient safety lead has called for timely onward reporting of incidents to community pharmacy to allow the sector to learn from mistakes, following a case of inadvertent dispensing.
Almost 3,000 candidates sat the GPhC registration exam in July, but “a maximum of four” were not able to complete it due to a “system failure”, the regulator has told C+D.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) president has called for women’s health to be covered as a part of pharmacists’ undergraduate training, in a push for equal healthcare.
The GPhC is considering updating its existing independent prescribing (IP) standards, by scrapping the two-year experience requirement to enrol on an IP course.
Training company PrimaryHD has set aside £7,275 in bursaries for five black African pharmacy foundation trainees, to help “reduce the GPhC registration assessment attainment gap”.
The employer group behind the pharmacist apprenticeship proposal is seeking to “reassure” the sector, as it prepares a second draft and public consultation.
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has increased the number of independent prescribing training places for community pharmacists from 50 to 60, C+D has learned.
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