Assuring the registration assessment

To make sure that each registration assessment is consistent, the question papers are set and moderated by an appointed body, the board of assessors. All decisions about questions, papers, candidates and pass marks are made by the board.

See how registration assessment papers are created

See how registration assessment papers are marked

The board of assessors is made up of:

  • a pharmacist chair
  • a pharmacist deputy chair
  • other pharmacist members (a mixture of academic pharmacists and pharmacists in practice)
  • members who are not pharmacists, but assessment experts

Members of the board

Professor Andrew Husband, Newcastle University, pharmacist (chair)

Professor Chris Cairns, Kingston University London, pharmacist

Dr Ian Cubbin, Liverpool John Moores University, pharmacist

Dr James Desborough, University of East Anglia, pharmacist

Dr Gareth Holsgrove, education consultant

Mr Steve Howard, Quality and Regulatory Director & Superintendent, Lloyds, pharmacist

Professor Chris Langley, Aston University, pharmacist

Dr Helen Richardson, medical educator

Dr Mat Smith, Cardiff University, pharmacist

Professor Alison Strath, Robert Gordon University, pharmacist

Mr Ahmed Aboo, De Montfort University, pharmacist

Ms Kathryn Davison, University of Sunderland, pharmacist

Ms Laura Doyle, Cardiff University, pharmacist

Ms Sonia Chand, Hospital pharmacist