General practice pharmacist scheme evaluation indicates ‘improved capacity’ as the main benefit

General practice pharmacist scheme evaluation indicates ‘improved capacity’ as the main benefit

July 31 2018 General practices employing pharmacists are citing improved capacity to see patients...

Asthma deaths levels increase by a quarter in a decade

Asthma deaths levels increase by a quarter in a decade

July 26 2018 There were 1,320 deaths due to asthma in England and Wales in 2017, the highest...

NPA and Age UK ask for help on building polypharmacy dossier

NPA and Age UK ask for help on building polypharmacy dossier

July 25 2018 The National Pharmacy Association is asking its members for case studies on...

Pharmacy bodies welcome Health Secretary’s pledge to invest in community pharmacy

Pharmacy bodies welcome Health Secretary’s pledge to invest in community pharmacy

July 24 2018 New Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for investment in primary care and...

NHS Digital seeks views on SCR with Additional Information

NHS Digital seeks views on SCR with Additional Information

July 24 2018 A survey to assess the benefits and/or disadvantages of health professionals...

  • General practice pharmacist scheme evaluation indicates ‘improved capacity’ as the main benefit

    General practice pharmacist scheme evaluation indicates ‘improved capacity’ as the main benefit

    Tuesday, 31 July 2018 15:31
  • Asthma deaths levels increase by a quarter in a decade

    Asthma deaths levels increase by a quarter in a decade

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:08
  • NPA and Age UK ask for help on building polypharmacy dossier

    NPA and Age UK ask for help on building polypharmacy dossier

    Wednesday, 25 July 2018 13:46
  • Pharmacy bodies welcome Health Secretary’s pledge to invest in community pharmacy

    Pharmacy bodies welcome Health Secretary’s pledge to invest in community pharmacy

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:53
  • NHS Digital seeks views on SCR with Additional Information

    NHS Digital seeks views on SCR with Additional Information

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:41

Umesh Modi is a chartered accountant, and Pamini Jatheeskumar is a chartered certified accountant at Silver Levene...
  Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead...
Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead pharmacist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
More inWhite Papers  

GPhC logo RGBSeptember 1 2015

The pharmacy regulator has set out changes that will be made to the registration assessment from 2016, covering the syllabus, exam papers and support.

From next year, the General Pharmaceutical Council’s changes mean that:

  • all open book source references, including the BNF, will be replaced with artefacts used in clinical practice, such as patient information leaflets
  • one of the papers will allow the use of calculators
  • the style of multiple choice format will be changed to a ‘single best answer’ and ‘extended matching’ types, rather than the ‘multiple completion and assertion reason’ questions used currently
  • the assessment syllabus has been mapped to current Future Pharmacist learning outcomes and the assessment will cover the appropriate areas of the learning outcomes.

A document on guidance for the registration assessment goes into more depth about the registration assessment and includes examples of the sort of questions that will be asked. It also describes how the framework has been weighted for outcomes in terms of importance and relevance and what proportion each of the outcome bands will feature in the exam questions.

“The framework will replace the current syllabus,” says the GPhC. “It explains what we will test in the 2016 registration assessments and how this relates to the outcomes we expect trainees to be able to demonstrate when they have completed their education and training.”

Links:

GPhC announcement   

GPhC ‘Guide to the registration assessment from 2016’                

GPhC summary of changes to registration assessment from 2016                

Practice News

July 31 2018 General practices employing pharmacists are citing improved capacity to see patients and workload changes as the main benefits of the scheme.
July 25 2018 Switching to sulfonylureas in type 2 diabetes has been linked with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on metformin, a BMJ study has concluded. However, the study has...