Research publications by topic

Click on the links below to see our research publications grouped by topic.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pre-registration training and provisional registration

The GPhC supported Keele University in their research investigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on provisionally registered pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pre-registration tutors. The pre-registration trainees were a diverse group consisting of those who had chosen to remain as pre-registration pharmacists for personal reasons and those who were ineligible to join the provisional register. The pre-registration tutors were particularly keen to share their thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 cohorts.

See the report

Pharmacist registration assessment – performance of Black-African candidates

We published a report in 2016 that examines the performance of Black-African candidates in the Registration Assessment in 2013, 2014 and 2015. We were prompted to examine this issue after registration assessment results indicated that Black-Africans performed less well than other groups.

We commissioned the Office for Public Management (OPM) to conduct qualitative research to provide insights into the factors affecting their performance.

See the report on Black-African candidate performance

Pharmacy technician education and training standards

The below report, published in 2015, presents commissioned research undertaken jointly by the London Pharmacy Education and Training and UCL School of Pharmacy. The researchers explored the scope of the current initial education and training standards for pharmacy technicians and the extent to which the employers of pharmacy technicians and other stakeholders think the standards are fit for purpose.

An analysis of the initial education and training standards for pharmacy technicians and views on their fitness for purpose 2015 – full report

Quality of pharmacy technician education and training

In 2014, we commissioned the University of Manchester to conduct the first comprehensive study into the quality of pharmacy technician education and training since it became a fully regulated profession in 2010.

Read the analysis report