The General Pharmaceutical Council has announced that the pre-registration assessment exams in June and September have been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. They may be rescheduled towards the end of the year, or in early 2021.
Gail Fleming, Director for Education and Professional Development said:
"We fully support the decision by the GPhC to postpone the forthcoming registration assessments in June and September.
"It recognises the unprecedented and challenging circumstances that many pre-registration pharmacist trainees are in and will enable them to focus on their own wellbeing whilst at the same time providing care to patients.
"We support the concept of provisional registration which will enable trainees to progress without adversely affecting workforce numbers.
"We recognise that there are many factors to be worked through in developing the detail of the new model and applaud the GPhC for progressing this at pace."