We are committed to using research evidence, where available, to help ensure efficient, effective regulation. It is a powerful tool that can be used for future planning and to identify where resources are most needed.
We regularly receive requests from students, academic researchers and other third parties for access to contact details of pharmacy professionals on our registers. We will occasionally facilitate research studies or other projects which involve us contacting registrants on your behalf. Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis.
GPhC register analysis 2011 (pharmacists)
An analysis of the pharmacist part of the register comparing 2010 with 2011. The analysis was undertaken by the Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies, School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester on behalf of the GPhC.
GPhC register analysis (pharmacy technician) 2012 - [PDF 481 KB]
The first baseline analysis of the mandatory pharmacy technician part of the register. The analysis was undertaken by the Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies, School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester on behalf of the GPhC.
We commission research and other studies in pharmacy education. Research includes:
- The Pharmacist Registration Examination (University of Manchester, 2010) which compares our registration assessment with assessments at the end of professional training periods in other healthcare professions in Great Britain.
- Resitting assessments and competence (University of Manchester, 2010) which explores the links between performance in the registration assessment and competence.
- Fitness to practise issues and ethical dilemmas encountered by pre-registration trainees (University of Manchester, 2011) which contains ethical dilemmas and fitness to practise issues collected from schools of pharmacy and pre-registration training in Great Britain.
- The assessment of observed practice (Keele University, 2011). This study identifies the strengths and weaknesses of particular approaches in workplace asessments.
- The quality of pharmacy technician education and training report (University of Manchester, 2014). This represents the first comprehensive study into the quality of pharmacy technician education and training since it became a fully regulated profession in 2010.
- An analysis of the initial education and training standards for pharmacy technicians and views on their fitness for purpose (UCL/LPET 2015)
- Qualitative research into registration assessment performance among Black-African candidates