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President and CEO thank education institutions for assistance in making pharmacy registration examination a success

Following the successful completion of the pharmacy registration examination on 11 August 2020, Jim Livingstone, President and Trevor Patterson, Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, have expressed their gratitude for the assistance of the Pharmacy Department and staff at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown and Coleraine and the Principal, Board of Governors and staff of Methodist College Belfast. Both organisations provided facilities and support to hold the examination under socially distanced requirements.


Jim Livingstone commented;

“On behalf of Council I want to thank the University of Ulster and Methodist College on the extraordinary effort of both organisations in taking their premises out of lockdown and providing us with on-site support to enable this important examination to take place. They have risen brilliantly to the challenges of Covid-19 and in doing so supported healthcare services in Northern Ireland now and for the future. “

Trevor Patterson, commented:

“The Pharmaceutical Society NI is very grateful for the support given by the governing bodies and staff at the three venues, which enabled the holding of the Pharmacy registration examination in a safe, social distanced manner.

“Their support and professionalism has allowed us to ensure that the 132 successful candidates are now able to practice as qualified pharmacists, who can now supply high standards of patient care in Northern Ireland during the current pandemic”.


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.