Provisionally Register As A Pharmacist From 1 July 2020

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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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Policy For Provisional Pharmacist Registration Here

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