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Update: Reforms to Initial Education and Training of Pharmacists

The UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers, the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Pharmaceutical Society NI have written a joint letter to provide an update on the major reforms to the initial education and training of pharmacists that are being taken forward across the United Kingdom.

The letter has been sent to stakeholders with an interest in pharmacy education and training.

The letter explains that the GPhC has reconvened a working group, which includes the Pharmaceutical Society NI, to inform the final set of revised standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists and to drive implementation of the standards.

Once the standards are finalised, there will be a phased approach to implementation.  The reforms will start in July 2021 for those beginning their fifth year of education and training as the current pre-registration year develops into a foundation period.

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is planning to hold stakeholder engagement events in Northern Ireland in the near future.

Read the full letter here.

28 July 2020