We are pleased to announce the names of the 2318 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June.
There were 2942 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 28 June 2018, with 2318 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 79%.
There were 2642 candidates who sat the assessment for the first time; 146 for the second time and 154 for the third time.
Pre-registration trainee pharmacists are permitted three attempts at the registration assessment.
This year’s pass rate of 79% compares with the 78.2% pass rate for the June 2017 registration assessment.
GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:
“I want to congratulate the trainees who passed this year’s registration assessment and wish them well for their future careers. I also want to acknowledge the hard work of tutors and education and training providers in helping trainees prepare for this important step.
“The registration assessment allows us to test that pre-registration trainee pharmacists can demonstrate that they understand how to apply their knowledge appropriately and make professional judgements in pharmacy practice. By only registering those who pass this challenging assessment, we can provide assurance to patients and the public that the pharmacists on our register can practise safely and effectively.”
Notes to editors
June 2018 pass rates
- The pass rate for part 1 is 88.3%
- The pass rate for part 2 is 83.3%
June 2018 Pass mark per paper
- The pass mark for part 1 is 24/39 – one question was removed (from the usual 40)
- The pass mark for part 2 is 78/117– three questions were removed (from the usual 120)
June 2018 summary statistics
|Candidate numbers||Number||% of total|
|Total number of candidates||2942||100%|
|Number of first sitting candidates||2642||89.8%|
|Number of second sitting candidates||146||5.0%|
|Number of third sitting candidates||154||5.2%|
|Candidate performance – pass rates||Number||% of total|
|First sitting candidates - pass||2150||81.4%|
|Second sitting candidates - pass||81||55.48%|
|Third sitting candidates - pass||87||56.49%|
June Registration Assessment results 2012-2017
*Pass rates are rounded to the nearest whole number
|Registration year||Total # sitting||Total # passing||Pass rate|
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator of more than 53,000 pharmacists, 23,000 pharmacy technicians and 14,000 pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales
Our remit is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of patients, the public and all those who use pharmacy services
The GPhC sets out the standards of conduct, ethics and performance that pharmacy professionals must follow. A pharmacy professional’s conduct will be judged against these standards and failure to comply could put their registration at risk.
Further information about the GPhC can be found at www.pharmacyregulation.org
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