initially then it will
transfer to the GPhC, when the GPhC
opens for business as the regulator. The
transfer will be seamless: trainees
wonít have to reapply to be trainees and tutors
wonít have to reapply to be tutors. All
applications and records will be transferred
from the RPSGB to the GPhC.
Q2: When will the transfer take place?
A: The date hasnít been set yet but it
wonít affect pre-reg, whenever it is. The date
will be announced as soon as itís known.
Q3: What changes will the GPhC make to
A: None in the short term. If any
changes are made in the future there will be a wide
consultation before changes are made.
Q4: Will there be a Registration
Examination in 2010?
A: Yes. The dates are 25 June 2010 and
24 September 2010. There will be a
Registration Examination in future years
Q5: Will the format of the Registration
Examination be the same as in previous
Q6: Will tutor still assess students?
Yes - at 13, 26 and 39 weeks and at the
end of pre-reg. Trainees will still need a
positive assessment at 39 weeks to be
able to enter the Registration Examination.
Q7: In the future who will register
A: To work as a pharmacist and to be
called a pharmacist you must be registered
with the GPhC.
Q8: Will I have to be a member of the
Royal Pharmaceutical Society?
A: No. You can join the RPS if you want
to but itís not compulsory.
Q9: What will happen to the BPSA?
A: The BPSA will continue and will work
closely with the RPS. Pre-reg trainees can
still be members of the BPSA.
Q10: How much will pre-reg and the
Examination cost in the future?
A: That is for the GPhC to decide. It
will set fees every year, like the RPS does now.
If you have any further questions please
contact the Pre-registration team on:
T: 020 7572 2370