Provisionally Register As A Pharmacist From 1 July 2020
The General Pharmaceutical Council published a policy for pre-registration pharmacist trainees to temporary register as a Pharmacist for a maximum of 12 months in response to COVID-19 Pandemic.
The five page policy sets out guidelines to join the Pharmacist register on a temporary basis. It also includes requirements for employers to put in place to support provisionally registered pharmacists. Pre-registration pharmacist trainees that meet criteria can apply from July and begin to join the register from 1 August and strengthen the Pharmacy Workforce.
Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council says:
“Our approach has been informed by discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including trainee representatives, professional leadership and representative bodies, employers and education and training bodies across England, Scotland and Wales.
Pre-registration Pharmacist Trainees must have:
- been awarded a GPhC-accredited Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree or Overseas Pharmacists’ Assessment Programme (OSPAP)
- successfully completed 52 weeks pre-registration training in 2020
- not previously failed the registration assessment
- self-declared that they are fit to practise as a pharmacist; that they have read and understood the parameters within which they must practise if their application is successful; an undertaking to do so
- have a contract of employment with the organisation in which they are practising
- must not work as a Locum Pharmacist
Requirement for Employers
- complete a Risk assessment
- ensure a senior Pharmacist to provide guidance and direction
- provision of study time prior to registration assessment
- signposting to relevant programmes and training
more guidance to be released in June 2020.