This year’s pharmacy registration assessment will take place on 30 June 2016.
UK pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, has changed the format of the assessment for candidates sitting the papers from 2016. These articles summarise the changes and explain what candidates can expect.
This page also contains information about registration assessments in previous years and various opinions on their value, content and format.
Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.
The percentage of pharmacist trainees who passed the registration assessment in September 2015 was 64% — three percentage points higher than the September 2014 pass rate.
Introducing accreditation for tutors and innovative teaching methods will help improve registration pass ratesSubscription
The way preregistration trainees are taught must be changed in order to improve pass rates and preparation for practice.
The professional regulator for pharmacists has published the individual candidate results of graduates who sat the June 2015 registration assessment on its website.
Guide to new registration assessmentSubscription
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published a guide to the new registration assessment, which candidates will sit for the first time in 2016. The guide contains information about the format of the assessment and details about the registration assessment framework. It is available ...
Disparity between pass rates for community and hospital trainees is cause for concern, says pharmacy regulatorSubscription
The continuing difference in pass rates between hospital and community trainees for the pharmacy registration assessment has been described as a “cause for concern” by the professional regulator.
Exam failures help control pharmacist numbersSubscription
The news story on research that correlated lower entry standards and registration assessment failure rates (The Pharmaceutical Journal
GPhC publishes exam questions for the first timeSubscription
Questions from this summer’s professional registration assessment with advice about possible pitfalls and what the examiners are looking for have been released for the first time by the General Pharmaceutical Council’s independent board of assessors.