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The President and Chief Executive comment on the June 2022 Common Registration Assessment Results

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

A total of 2,697 candidates sat the registration assessment in the four UK countries on 29 June 2022, with 2,147 candidates passing the assessment: an overall pass rate of 80%.

In Northern Ireland, 127 candidates sat the registration assessment with 106 passing the assessment an overall pass rate of 83.5%. This compares with the overall Northern Ireland pass rate of 83.3% for the Autumn 2021 Common Registration Assessment. The pass rate for first-time sitters in Northern Ireland for the June 2022 registration assessment was 84.5%.

For more detailed statistics on the result, see the statistical breakdown of the results from across the UK.

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.”

Jim Livingstone, the President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Council of Northern Ireland said:

“I would congratulate all the successful candidates on their results in the June 2022 Common Registration Assessment. With an overall pass rate for Northern Ireland candidates being 83.5%, full credit must go to the trainees, as well as their tutors and colleagues who have encouraged them on their way.

“I look forward to welcoming the successful candidates onto the professional Register in the next few weeks. But I would also encourage all those who did not get a pass this time to seriously consider entering the resit assessment in November 2022.

“For those who did not pass, the website guide gives details on next steps available to trainees, including links to organisations and resources that can provide support with health and wellbeing.”

“I extend my very best wishes for all your futures in pharmacy.”

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.