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July 2021 Pharmacy Registration Assessments

July 2021 Pharmacy Registration Assessments

July 2021 Pharmacy Registration Assessments

NES has adapted PRPS trainee assessment preparation and support, following the General Pharmaceutical Council's (GPhC) announcement that the summer GPhC Registration Assessment will be held online on the following delayed dates:

  • Tuesday 27 July 2021
  • Wednesday 28 July 2021
  • Thursday 29 July 2021

Reasonable Adjustments

Any applications for Reasonable Adjustments for the GPhC Registration Assessment must be received by the GPhC by 7 May 2021. Further information can be found on their website.


NES PRPS Mock Assessment

As a result of this delay the NES Mock Assessment will be postponed by a number of weeks, bringing it nearer to the new GPhC Registration Assessment date. The NES PRPS mock assessment will now be available to sit in an online format between 24 May - 6 June 2021

All PRPS trainees will be allowed one full day, over this 2-week period, to sit this NES Mock Assessment online paper on a suitable date agreed by trainee and tutor.

Further in-depth guidance and practical assistance will be circulated to PRPS trainees regards the NES PRPS Mock Assessment.

Following on from the NES PRPS Mock Assessment there will be a follow up support session held on Wednesday 16 June 2021.


Extra PEC drop-in support sessions

NES have also added some extra dates for PEC drop-in support sessions to support PRPS trainees. These are optional sessions for discussions with peers and the NES Pharmacy team, in the lead up to the GPhC Registration Assessment. All sessions will be delivered via Microsoft teams and are bookable through Turas.


Annual leave

Unfortunately, NES is not in a position to offer any additional annual leave to facilitate study for this delayed GPhC Registration Assessment. As advised previously NES do not encourage taking a large period of leave prior to the assessment as it helps trainees to remain in practice and keep regular contact with the tutor. If trainees had already planned annual leave to be taken before a potentially earlier summer assessment, then NES would advise speaking with their tutor/employer regards moving this annual leave nearer to the new July dates if that would be helpful.

March, 17 2021