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The highest and 'deeply concerning' July registration exam pass rates by university

Candidates studying in certain pharmacy schools “performed significantly less well than others” at the July 2021 exam sittings, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has said.

GPhC Pharmacy schools

Government to plough up to £15.9m into training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

The English government has pledged to invest up to £15.9 million over the next four years into a programme to “enhance” pharmacists' and pharmacy technicians’ skills – including independent prescribing training for some pharmacists.

People Education

Consultation launched on new pathway to become a pharmacy technician

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) has launched a consultation on the draft content of a new T-level course to train as a pharmacy technician.

People Education

Revalidation: Only reflective account needed until end of February 2022

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are due to submit their revalidation records from December 2021 only need to file a reflective account until February 2022, the GPhC has said.

GPhC Education

HEE extends offer of funded pre-reg technician training places to community pharmacy

Health Education England (HEE) has increased the number of training places for pre-registration pharmacy technicians and opened its pharmacy technician workforce expansion programme to community pharmacy for the first time.

People Education

PSNI hails socially distanced pre-reg exam as a success with 91% pass rate

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has recorded a 91.2% pass rate for its June paper-based registration exam, it has announced.

Education Pre-reg

What are the factors behind different GPhC exam pass rates by sector?

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.

Pre-reg Registration exam

GPhC announces pass rate of 82% for July registration exam

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.

Pre-reg Registration exam

Training to boost pharmacists' and pharmacy technicians' clinical skills to launch this autumn

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.

People Education

Pharmacy bodies supportive of award-winning cancer training programme for pharmacists

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.

Education Services

50% of pharmacy workers would leave or have left a job over racial discrimination

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.

People Businesses

Patient safety group calls for timely reporting to pharmacies after dispensing error case

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. 

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