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Pharmacy regulator canvasses pre-registration tutors

Pre-registration tutors are being asked by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) what they need to be better supported in their job.

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has asked pre-registration tutors about their job and possible improvements in an online survey

Source: The General Pharmaceutical Council

The General Pharmaceutical Council launched a three-year programme in 2013 to scrutinise the existing pre-registration system

The professional regulator is emailing all tutors who supported a trainee pharmacist during 2013/2014 to invite them to take part in an online survey.

The survey is the latest move by the GPhC in its three-year programme, launched in 2013, to scrutinise the existing pre-registration system and to address any challenges or issues.

In November 2013, 905 trainees who completed their training in 2012/2013 took part in an online survey. The results, published in June 2014, revealed that just under 25% of trainees felt their training had failed to prepare them for their professional role as a pharmacist.

The training on offer was likely to be better in hospital than in community pharmacy and was likely to be worse for trainees who were Asian or non-white, the survey found

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.20066911

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