Ninety-seven percent of Superdrug’s candidates passed the June 2018 registration exam, according to General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) data of companies who had trained 13 or more candidates, published on Monday (January 14).
Paydens and Kamsons followed Superdrug, achieving pass rates of 89% and 86% respectively.
Superdrug, Kamsons and Cohens were the only three providers to have higher pass rates in June 2018 than in June 2017.
The pass rates of training providers for the exam varied by 33 percentage points, with 64%* of The Hub Pharmacy’s candidates passing.
Superdrug’s “real-life scenarios”
Superdrug superintendent Lucy Morton-Channon told C+D: “We evolve our pre-reg programme based on feedback from trainees, the GPhC and our pharmacists.
“By using real-life scenarios, we equip our pre-registration pharmacists with the tools to not just pass the exam, but also to work as capable pharmacists on day one of registration,” Ms Morton-Channon said.
The multiple had the second-highest pass rate in the June 2017 exam, when 91% of its candidates passed.
Pass rates by community pharmacy training provider, for candidates who sat the June 2018 registration assessment for the first time:
Variation between sectors
Unlike their community pharmacy equivalents, all but one of the hospital-based training providers achieved a 100% pass rate.
Pass rates by hospital pharmacy training provider, for candidates who sat the June 2018 registration assessment for the first time:
*The Hub Pharmacy's pass rate was changed from 57% to 64% on January 29 following the GPhC publishing a revised figure.