GPhC to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on provisionally-registered pharmacists and pre-registration trainees

The General Pharmaceutical Council has commissioned Keele University to research the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on provisionally-registered pharmacists and pre-registration trainees

Through the study, the GPhC aims to understand the experiences of clinical training over the last 12 months and preparations around sitting the registration assessment. The findings will produce important insight and feed into the GPhC’s work on educational reform to the initial education and training of pharmacists.

The GPhC commissioned Keele University to undertake this research following a competitive tender process. Keele University are asking provisionally registered pharmacists, pre-registration trainees, tutors and supervisors to participate in a short research interview, focusing on their overall experience of clinical training under pandemic conditions, including asking provisional registrants and pre-registration trainees how well-equipped they feel to work as a fully registered pharmacist in the future. 

All target participation groups should look out for an email the GPhC on how to get involved. Both the GPhC and Keele University look forward to hearing participants’ input on this valuable piece of research.