Pre-registration Pharmacist Support

Update from GPhC

Please see below for a direct link to the most up to date information from the GPhC regarding pre-registration training and the registration assessment. 
A joint statement has been issued regarding the postponement of the registration exam which is also available below. 

Questions Portal

We encourage you to use the Health Education England Pre-registration Pharmacy Trainees/Tutors Questions Portal (see below) to anonymously submit any questions and concerns that you have.  We will use this portal to understand the concerns of our trainees and aim to publish a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) resource.

Response to the GPhC exam postponement

We are working closely with our partners and colleagues to review the impact of COVID-19 on the pharmacy workforce and keep our learners informed. 

Following the recent General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) announcement (26 March) to postpone both the June and September 2020 pre-registration pharmacist examinations, we have published a joint statement (see below) with NHS Education for Scotland and Health Education and Improvement Wales. Our statement outlines our support for the proposed approach and our continued engagement in exploring the processes needed to support current pre-registration pharmacists.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We recognise that many trainees feel their mental health and wellbeing has been affected by the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. We encourage you to seek support from your tutor, regional training provider and local HEE pharmacy teams. The following resources, see attachment, are also available to support pharmacists and pre-registration trainees during this challenging time. Your GP will also be able to offer support and refer you to other services.

Professional Support Unit

The Professional Support Unit (PSU) is a service primarily dedicated to supporting the progression of postgraduate medical , dental trainees and pre-registration pharmacy trainees through their training.
Please access their website below for the support they can offer.

Pharmacist Support

Pharmacist Support is an independent, trusted charity, providing a wide variety of support services to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students.
Please access their website below for the support they can offer.