BPSA News

September 2017 GPhC Registration Assessment Feedback

Our Graduate Officer, Beenish has written a report detailing feedback on the September 2017 registration assessment.

Oriel Applicant Feedback 2017

The BPSA have published a report detailing feedback on the Oriel application system for 2017.

Eastern Area Coordinator Co-option

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated pharmacy student to take on the role of Eastern Area Coordinator.

Apply now to become a BPSA Representative 2017-2018

Are you passionate about student pharmacy? Do you want to develop your skills, and enhance your CV? Do you want to make your voice heard in the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society? Then become a national representative for the British Pharmaceutical Students' Association! 

Feedback for the June 2017 GPhC Registration Assessment

The BPSA met with the GPhC on the 11th of July and delivered the feedback that has been collated from pre-registration trainees who sat the June 2017 registration assessment.

BPSA Drinks Reception 2017

We're hosting our annual drinks reception in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd September from 7:30pm onwards, and would love to see you there.

BPSA sets out students' expectations for the future

The BPSA has published a discussion paper that examines the aspirations and expectations of pharmacy students

‘Aspirations and Expectations of Pharmacy Students’

The BPSA are pleased to launch our discussion paper, ‘Aspirations and Expectations of Pharmacy Students - A View to the Future’ this afternoon following our 75th Annual Conference in Durham. The paper examines the aspirations and expectations of pharmacy students as they set out on their journey to become a pharmacy professional. It explores themes such as pharmacist prescribing, the provision of seven day clinical pharmacy services, and what aspects of practice students are interested in training and working in.

Executive Co-option April 2017

The positions of Vice President, Graduate Officer, and Eastern Area Coordinator remain vacant following the Executive elections held on 8th April 2017. Co-option for these positions is now open. Successful applicants will serve on the Executive from July 2017 to June 2018.

Absentee Election Nomination

Members unable to attend the Executive elections on 8th April who wish to run for a position on the BPSA Executive 2017-18 can complete an absentee election nomination form.

Oriel - the new pre-registration recruitment platform

A new centralised recruitment and selection process for pre-registration pharmacist posts in England and Wales will be introduced from summer 2017. The new application process will utilise the Oriel IT system and is a direct replacement for the Pharmalife application process. The Oriel IT system is already used to support the recruitment of both dentists and doctors. It is expected that all hospital and the majority of community pre-registration pharmacist posts across England and Wales will be recruited to via this process.

Lloyds Pharmacy Summer Placement

The Lloyds Pharmacy Summer Placement scheme is open to first, second and third year students!

Future Pharmacist - July 2016

Welcome to Future Pharmacist: PDS Clinic Edition July 2016. In this issue we focus on assessing travel health risks. Pharmacists provide a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics to inform and educate the public.

Careers in Focus - Lottie Bain

Lottie Bain Pharmaceutical Development Graduate, AstraZeneca What does your current role involve and how did you end up with your current job? I completed my pre-registration year in hospital, and had an absolutely fantastic experience. However, I have always been interested in all sectors of pharmacy and had summer placement experience in community, hospital and industry as an undergraduate.

BPSA Executive Co-Option April 2016

The positions of Vice President and Information Technology Officer remain vacant following the Executive elections held on 26th March 2016. Co-option for these positions is now open. Successful applicants will serve on the Executive from July 2016 to June 2017.

BPSA 74th Annual Conference round-up

Another Annual Conference is over, and the post-conference blues have set in for all delegates who joined us during the week. Debate about the issues important to pharmacy students went on all week during conference business, with motions passed on having a centralised system for summer placement advertisement, exposure to clinical environments throughout the MPharm degree, and a particularly heated debate on whether pharmacists should have the right to refuse to supply emergency hormonal contraception based on personal, ethical or religious beliefs.

Springtime in Cardiff: Join us for our Annual Conference!

You may be swamped in coursework and assessments, but don’t forget our Annual Conference is growing ever closer.

Western Area Coordinator 2015-2016 Resignation

Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, the BPSA Western Area Coordinator 2015-2016 has resigned their post, effective Saturday 6th February 2015. As a consequence, the BPSA Spring Western Area Conference 2016 has been cancelled. If you have already purchased a ticket for this event please contact the BPSA IT Officer at itofficer@bpsa.co.uk for details on how to receive a refund for this event.

EPSA Annual Congress 2016

The Registration for the 38th EPSA Annual Congress is now OPEN!

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