NHS preregistration training providers continue to outdo other providers in the registration assessment, with most achieving 100% pass rates for first-attempt candidates, according to
Seven NHS training providers saw 100% of their trainees pass the preregistration exam, which was held in June 2018, at their first attempt.
However, preregistration pharmacists trained in community settings achieved significantly lower average pass rates than those in hospital placements. According to the GPhC results, the Hub Pharmacy Limited achieved a pass rate of 64.3% while those at H A McParland Ltd achieved a pass rate of 64.7%, placing them second-to-last for the second year in a row.
The average pass rate for the summer 2018 exam was 79%.
Of the high street pharmacy chains, Well Pharmacy, which trained 55 students, achieved the lowest pass rate at 72.7%, while Boots, which had 312 candidates, had a pass rate of 78.5% and LloydsPharmacy’s 163 candidates achieved a pass rate of 74.2%.
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