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a multiple choice exam imageOctober 20 2017

Hospitals appear to have done better in preparing preregistration pharmacy student for the pre-registration exam in June.

Data published by the General Pharmaceutical Council gives an indication of exam pass rates for preregistration training providers who had at least 10 students taking the exam.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, each entering 10-19 candidates had a 100% pass rate. The highest pass rate in the community sector was by PCT Healthcare Limited, with its head office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, which had a 94.1% pass rate.

The GPhC figures for the June 2017 registration assessment for first-attempt candidates’ percentage pass rate by training provider are as follows:

Training provider Pass rate Number of candidates
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 100.00% 10 to 19
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 100.00% 10 to 19
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 100.00% 10 to 19
PCT Healthcare Limited 94.10% 10 to 19
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 93.30% 10 to 19
Superdrug Stores Plc 90.90% 20 to 49
Paydens Ltd 90.00% 20 to 49
Day Lewis Plc 89.50% 20 to 49
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 88.90% 10 to 19
Barts Health NHS Trust 86.70% 10 to 19
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 86.70% 10 to 19
Boots UK Limited 86.40% 100+
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 83.30% 10 to 19
Waremoss Ltd 82.40% 10 to 19
Well Pharmacy 78.70% 50 to 99
North West London Hospital NHS Trust 76.90% 10 to 19
Rajja Ltd 75.00% 10 to 19
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd 74.80% 100+
Cohens Group 71.10% 20 to 49
H A McParland Ltd 64.70% 10 to 19
Laville Ltd 41.70% 10 to 19

The combined pass rate for other training providers (those submitting fewer than 12 candidates) was 80.6%.

Anonymised individual details are also given for the 2,469 candidates who sat the June exam. Information included in a spreadsheet are marks for the two papers, pass or fail rates, the school of pharmacy where the student had studied, and whether their preregistration training was carried out mainly in the community or hospital pharmacy setting.

Links:
GPhC announcement     
GPhC ‘June 2017 registration assessment performance data’               

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