We have welcomed the announcement by the GPhC that its delayed registration assessment will take place on 17 and 18 March 2021, and is calling for further details to be clarified as quickly as possible.
RPS Director for Education Gail Fleming, said: “We're glad that the delayed assessment date has finally been confirmed. We welcome the use of Pearson Vue centres – this is a model that trainees in England and Wales will be familiar with when applying for pre-registration posts. Trainees will be concerned about reasonable adjustments especially when there may be a last minute change such as a requirement to self-isolate at short notice. We're now urging GPhC to act quickly to publish the further details they have committed to providing. These are urgently needed to alleviate the ongoing concerns of those due to sit the assessment.
“We know how stressful it's been for trainees waiting for details of the exam, whilst working hard to support patients and the public during these difficult times.”
In a letter to our provisionally registered members, we have committed to continue to provide them with support and help to prepare for the registration exam, and all of the benefits of RPS Pre-Reg membership will remain available for as long as required. Members will have access to our dedicated resources and guidance, and we'll be running further webinars in the new year - including a full online mock exam which will be free for all RPS members.