Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme

This new education and training programme has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides an opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

Visit the IFPP website for more details including how to register. Topics covered on the website include:

  • Getting ready for the GPhC assessment
  • Benefits of the programme
  • Registration FAQs
  • Next steps after registering on the IFPP
  • Information for employers

If you have any further questions about the programme please email: fpp@hee.nhs.uk.

GPhC assessment: FAQs and webinar recording

If you are sitting the GPhC registration assessment in March, you can view and listen to the GPhC’s pre-recorded webinars:

  • Overview of the registration & assessment process webinar sets out the next steps needed to sit the assessment, after receiving confirmation that you are approved to sit. It also includes information on how the online assessment system will look and how it will work.
  • Registration assessment: Question and Answer webinar.

The webinars, and answers to other frequently asked questions, can be accessed from the GPhC website.

‘Getting exam ready’ resources and support

HEE has prepared a series of videos (one, two and three) to get you ‘exam ready’. These should be used in conjunction with the Exam Game Plan guide on the NHS Learning Hub. These resources aim to focus your revision by helping you to create a good study plan and provide practical solutions to manage your nerves.

Another resource is the new CPPE Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals e-assessment. The assessment links to the clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals e-learning and is a resource to support your preparation for the GPhC registration assessment. Access via the CPPE website.

Managing exam stress and anxiety: Video from Pharmacist Support

A new video developed by Pharmacist Support includes a range of tips and techniques to help manage feelings of unease and also guides you through a mindfulness technique that you can practically use to overcome feelings of stress, pressure and anxiety.

NEW – Reducing stress and building resilience: Video from NHS Learning Hub

A video, available on the NHS Learning Hub, has been developed as an introduction to the topic of resilience, and provides a set of tools and strategies to help balance these emotions.

The IFPP offers a support line via the RPS:

RPS Provisional Registration Support Line, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, 0207 572 2737.

Or call Pharmacist Support on 0808 168 2233. You can also email or visit their website.