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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. 

Medicines Education

3k sit July GPhC exam, but IT glitch leaves up to 4 unable to finish

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.

GPhC Pre-reg

RPS: Women’s health should be part of pharmacy undergraduate training

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.

Womens health Pre-reg

GPhC may scrap 2-years' experience rule to join prescribing course

The GPhC is considering updating its existing independent prescribing (IP) standards, by scrapping the two-year experience requirement to enrol on an IP course.

GPhC Education

5 black African trainee pharmacists to be offered share of £7k bursary

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”.

GPhC Registration exam

Employers resume pharmacist apprenticeship plans and dispel myths

The employer group behind the pharmacist apprenticeship proposal is seeking to “reassure” the sector, as it prepares a second draft and public consultation.

Pre-reg GPhC

Wales increases number of funded independent prescribing places to 60

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.

Pre-reg Clinical
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