Pre-registration Surveys 2014

The findings from our first ever survey of pre-registration tutors and second trainee survey are published below.

Both surveys were developed and run by the University of Bradford and Information by Design, a market research company

One of the key findings was the significant difference between how trainees and tutors rated the quality of training provided, with tutors giving themselves higher ratings in all areas.

There were significant differences between how trainees and tutors rated the quality of training provided; with tutors giving themselves higher ratings in all areas.

Key findings from the surveys include:

  • 78% of trainees rated their training as good or very good but 11% of trainees rated their training as poor or very poor; a finding consistent with the previous year’s survey
  • In comparison 93% of tutors said they thought their trainee would rate their training experience as good and very good, with only 1% saying that their trainee would rate the experience as poor or very poor
  • Trainees who trained in the hospital sector, in a large organisation, or in Scotland or Wales, were more likely to rate the overall quality of their training experience as good or very good

These surveys are part of a three-year project which will inform how the GPhC develops its approach to the future education and training of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

They are part of our commitment to gather and analyse evidence and share it with others to inform debates, promote standards and identify areas for improvement within pharmacy. We hope that these results will inform ongoing discussions about pre-registration training and ensure that options for reforming training are based on the best available evidence.

To get an instant snapshot of the findings, please see our infographics here

Download the reports below:

GPhC Survey of 2013/14 pre-registration trainees – Summary of findings and points for consideration
 

GPhC Survey of 2013/14 pre-registration trainees – main report by the University of Bradford and Information by Design

GPhC Survey of 2013/14 pre-registration tutors – main report by the University of Bradford and Information by Design

Thank you

We would like to thank all trainees and tutors that took the time to complete the surveys. Your responses will play an important role in shaping the future of pharmacist pre-registration education and training.

We would also like to thank our stakeholders who helped to develop and promote the survey.

Please send any enquiries to education@pharmacyregulation.org