In the statement issued, the PSA said:

“We have received a substantial number of concerns about the changes made to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration assessment this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and how these changes have been handled. We appreciate that this is an important issue for many provisionally registered pharmacists and we acknowledge the impact that the cancellation of assessments has had. We are grateful to all those that have taken the time to provide feedback about their experience of the GPhC in relation to provisional registration and the registration assessment.

“We are aware that the GPhC is taking action about the problem and recently published some statements on its website about it.

“We will respond to all those who provided submissions to our Share Your Experience request. We are releasing this statement to explain our role and how we will consider the concerns that we have received.

“We should be clear that we have no power to intervene or require any changes to be made to the registration assessment taking place later this month. Nor can we investigate or take action on individual cases.”

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