Registration assessment: Guidance and support from other organisations

This page provides useful information and support from other organisations in regards to your assessment results.

RPS 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy. 

Below is a list of support the RPS provide members post assessment: 

  • Revision hub which contains all the resources a trainee would need for revision, including exam tips
  • Free revision test books including ‘Pharmacy registration assessment questions’, that trainees can use to support their learning
  • RPS mentors who can provide trainees with dedicated advice
  • RPS offer a recently qualified pharmacist foundation package that includes career support, professional recognition and a range of resources.

For further information, see the RPS website


PDA 

The PDA is a not for profit organisation which looks after the interest of individual pharmacists, trainees, and students. It is run by pharmacists for the benefit of pharmacists. If you are a PDA member, they can help you with a range of issues linked to the assessment and whatever the results you have received. 

Please contact the PDA if you are a member and you need information, advice and guidance on:   

  • Submitting an appeal to the GPhC.   
  • Changes to your contract as a result of your change of status  
  • Issues related to your final pay – holiday pay, exam date pay etc  
  • Any other issues with your employer as a consequence of your results 

You can contact the PDA via phone or email at enquiries@the-pda.org or on 0121 694 7000 

You could also take a look at the PDA advice and guidance about appeals.

The PDA offer a revision package, this includes mock exams, practice questions, and revision tips. This package is for PDA members only, but membership for trainees is free. You can find out more about the package on the PDA events page.

PDA membership is FREE to students, trainee pharmacists and for the first three months of being newly qualified.

If you are not a PDA member you can join here


Pharmacy Schools Council (for people who are resitting) 

Pharmacy Schools Council revision sessions.

CPPE (Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education)  

The CPPE have a range of resources to aid revision, including those listed below:

You can find more suggested resources to support your revision in the CPPE guide Your foundation training year

This page was last reviewed in April 2024.

Further useful information

Further useful information

Support during your registration assessment

We understand that the assessment is the culmination of five years of hard work and study. On this page you’ll find information about how Pharmacist Support can help you before, during and after the assessment. The links at the bottom of the page take you to further guidance and support available to you from us…

Further useful information

Sitting the GPhC assessment

This page gives information and advice about everything you need to do to be ready for the registration assessment.

Further useful information

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