The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) are currently consulting on significant changes to the initial education and training of pharmacists.
The proposed changes can be found here: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/consultation-initial-education-and-training-standards-pharmacists
They have done so for a host of reasons namely having one set of standards and learning outcomes that cover the full period of education and training as well as revising the learning outcomes to make them more focused on developing clinical skills and communication skills. The GPhC also hope to strengthen "requirements in relation to selection and admission as well as equality, diversity and inclusion.
The BPSA will be submitting a formal response to the survey on behalf of our members. We do, however, advise you to submit an individual response. This survey aims to gather your opinions on the proposed changes to initial education and training standards for Pharmacists. Furthermore, it seeks to ascertain the potential impact of the proposed standards as well as identify if you are unsure about the details included in the proposals.
Click here to respond to our survey.
We intend to release our draft response to the consultation in the w/c 25/03/19 for comment.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning the form or our response to the consultation.