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Blog - Recruitment for GB trainees starting in Summer 2014

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : Pre-registration Changes 
We know that Summer 2014 seems a long way off at the moment, especially as this Summer isn't over yet (we hope)! Recruitment for trainees starting the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Pre-registration Scheme has already started and careers fairs are long gone. Many larger organisations are already in the process of shortlisting applicants and recruiting them to ensure that they get the best trainees and that the undergraduates focus back on the final year of their Masters of Pharmacy deg...

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Blog - The End of the Year 2013

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Monday, June 24, 2013,

Good luck on Friday!
Time has flown and another cohort of trainees sit the Registration Assessment on Friday 28th June.
Results will be out on 26th July.
The first registration date for those who have completed 52 weeks of training and met all the GPhC requirements will be 1st August.

There has been a change of focus for the Assessment this year with more clinical scenario based questions and a higher proportion of questions involving paediatric patients.
Examples are found at


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Blog – How to be a pharmacist in the UK

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Thursday, September 27, 2012,

Do you want to be a pharmacist in the UK?

Can you:
1. Make patients your first concern 
2. Use your professional judgement in the interests of patients and the public 
3. Show respect for others 
4. Encourage patients and the public to participate in decisions about their care 
5. Develop your professional knowledge and competence 
6. Be honest and trustworthy 
7. Take responsibility for your working practices?1

Then you could be a pharmacist in the UK.  Or, if you are already on the General Pharmaceu...

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Changes in Pre-registration – See the New General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Manual

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : Pre-registration Training Manual 
The new GPhC Pre-Registration Manual was published yesterday! It's worth a read for all pre-registration trainees, pre-registration tutors and training providers alike. You can find a copy at: http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/preregmanual. The manual covers all of the essential information about the requirements set out by the regulator, the GPhC. There are some changes from the 2011/12 training year and these are as follows:

1.  The GPhC have provided more information about extenuating circu...

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Changes in Pre-registration - see the GPhC Spring Bulle+in

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Pre-registration Changes 
The new GPhC Pre-Reg Spring Bulle+tin is out today! It's worth a read for all pre-registration trainees, pre-registration tutors and training providers alike. You can find a copy at: http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/sites/default/files/Pre-reg%20Spring%20Bulletin%202012.pdf The bulletin contains the following information:

  • Approval of training, including a training plan checklist
  • How to apply for the registration assessment
  • Reference sources for the exam
  • Reminders about the registration assessmen...

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Pharmacy Professionalism

Posted by Nicola Tyers on Tuesday, February 7, 2012,

To date there is no agreed definition of what pharmacy professionalism is and this has not been discussed by the profession. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (the professional body for Pharmacy) is now on a journey to address this. A recent meeting held at Lambeth involving all avenues of pharmacy (from grass-roots practitioners to companies/organisations, to regulators and government) started to address this, beginning a two-way conversation about professionalism and a no blame culture set w...


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