Proregs, the pandemic and a ‘new normal’ for pharmacy training (audio)

In this podcast, provisionally registered pharmacists say how they are feeling in the weeks leading up to their long-delayed exam and we look at the long-term impact of their experiences.

Over the past year, the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for those trying to enter the pharmacy profession has been profound.

In this podcast, we investigate how pharmacy’s own “Generation COVID” is feeling, with two provisionally registered pharmacists recording audio diaries in the weeks leading up to their long-delayed registration assessment.

Proregs Regan McCahill and Andrew Moy share their day-to-day lives, thoughts about the exam and their future beyond.

We also speak with Janet Whittam, senior clinical pharmacist at Salford Royal NHS foundation trust and North West regional pre-registration facilitator at the University of Manchester, and Gail Fleming, director of education and professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, about how they think the experiences of proregs could inform the changes planned to pharmacy training long-term, including the new foundation training year and the registration exam.

Thank you to Regan, Andrew, Janet and Gail for speaking with us for this episode. The General Pharmaceutical Council was asked, but declined to appear.

This episode is presented by Corrinne Burns and Nigel Praities. It was produced by Geoff Marsh. Follow us on Spotify or Apple Podcasts to hear the latest podcasts.

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Citation
The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2021;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.61593