The General Pharmaceutical Council has announced that candidates for the upcoming registration assessment, who are currently in countries with more than two hours’ time difference to the UK, will now be able to sit the exam in March.
Commenting on the news, RPS Director of Education and Professional Development Gail Fleming said:
“We very much welcome the announcement that the GPhC will now be making the registration assessment available to pharmacy trainees outside of the UK.
“Trainees should not have been asked to travel to the UK to take an online assessment in the midst of a pandemic. The online capability is there and we know that a range of professions have been using this to run their assessments overseas. It is important that all pharmacy trainees can access the registration assessment irrespective of their location or personal situation that may impact on their ability to attend a test centre in person.
“We must protect and support the future generation of pharmacists during these difficult times as best as we can. We will continue to engage with the GPhC to ensure that similar situations like this do not happen in future.”