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Pharmaceutical Society NI and GPhC announce June 2022 Common Registration Assessment results

The results of the June 2022 Common Registration Assessment, held jointly by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), have been published.

Pharmaceutical Society NI Chief Executive, Trevor Patterson said:

“We congratulate all those candidates who have been successful and wish them every success in their future careers as much needed additions to the healthcare workforce.

“We would like to apologise to those candidates that experienced disruption to their sitting of the Common Registration Assessment on 29 June 2022 and to reassure them that steps are being taken to ensure learnings from the assessment are applied.

“Those candidates in Northern Ireland who have been unsuccessful should refer to guidance on the Pharmaceutical Society NI website which includes advice on next steps and signposting to help and support in Northern Ireland.”

GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:

“We would like to congratulate the successful candidates and we look forward to them joining our register and continuing to the next stage of their career.

“However, we appreciate that the June registration assessment was a difficult and stressful experience for many – and we are extremely sorry about the problems faced by a number of candidates on the day.

“For those who did not pass, there is a guide on our website outlining all the options that may be available, such as provisional registration and the right to appeal. There are also links to organisations and resources that can provide support with mental health and wellbeing.

“We wish the successful candidates all the best in their future careers and encourage those who were unsuccessful to make full use of our guide to help them with their next steps towards future registration and success in the profession.”

The information release can be found here and the statistical breakdown of the results, including the 83.5% pass rate for the Northern Ireland candidates can be found here.

29 July 2022


For further information please contact Mark Neale at the Pharmaceutical Society NI on 028 9026 7933 or

Notes to editors

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland is the regulatory body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. Our primary purpose is to ensure practicing pharmacists in Northern Ireland are fit to practise, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and deliver high quality safe care to patients.