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PRPS Recruitment

Welcome to the Pre-Registration Pharmacist Scheme 2018-19

NES coordinates a centralised recruitment process: Selection of suitable recruits into the scheme is by means of a standardised, co-ordinated process, and the placement of the successful PRPS trainees takes full account of Training Provider and prospective trainee preferences.

In order to provide the information needed by both trainee applicants and Training Providers during the recruitment process, these pages provide helpful information including key dates, the essential criteria of the training posts and guidance documents for each stage of the process.

See the links to the left for:

- Information for Trainee Applicants  

- Information for Training Providers and Tutors


GPhC Application Form – Applying to join the Pharmacist Pre-Registration Scheme for 2017-18

Trainees who are due to undertake their pre-registration training in Scotland for the 2017-18 training year (starting summer 2017) are required to submit the GPhC Application to NES Pharmacy rather than directly to the GPhC. This applies to both PRPS funded and non-funded trainees. The application form, associated guidance plus key dates are now available on the GPhC website

 (If you are part of the modular programme – please put the details for your lead/first placement on page 14 of the application, second block on page 15 and if required print an additional page15 for the third block. Please also ensure you include details of each tutor and learning contracts for each tutor)

Please ensure you read the guidance document carefully and fill in all relevant sections clearly and accurately. If you have any queries please contact

The forms need to be received by NES Pharmacy by no later than Friday 2nd June in line with the GPhC deadline in order to be eligible to sit the summer 2018 assessment.

These should be posted to:

NES Pharmacy


NHS Education for Scotland

3rd Floor

2 Central Quay

89 Hydepark Street


G3 8BW