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Standard Setting Panel Members

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
United Kingdom
Refer to remuneration
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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GPhC are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. It’s our role to make sure people receive safe and effective pharmacy care and have trust in pharmacy.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

The role

This is an opportunity for pharmacists involved in foundation pharmacist training to get involved at a national level. We are looking for panel members across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Each year we hold two national registration assessments for foundation trainee pharmacists. Each assessment comprises of two papers. Part 1 is a 40-item calculation paper and part 2 is a 120-item multiple choice paper. More information on the registration assessment can be found on our website.

The GPhC has a panel of standard setters who review questions for the registration assessment and ultimately set the raw pass mark for each assessment paper using a modified Angoff process.

Standard setting panel members need to be pharmacists currently working in a role with a patient-facing element alongside foundation trainee pharmacists. They must be familiar with the standards for foundation pharmacist training and the knowledge and skills expected of recently registered pharmacists and have experience of joint-decision making. Knowledge of standard setting methodologies, and experience of standard setting and using multiple choice questions in assessment, is desirable but not essential.

Location: We are interested in pharmacists practising anywhere in the United Kingdom. Standard setting panel meetings take place remotely.

Applying for this role

If you feel you have the required experience and skills please complete the application form which you can find on our website by clicking on the Apply button – you will also find further information about these roles here including details of remuneration. Incidentally a CV and cover letter will not be considered.

Induction: will take place over two days on 9 and 10 January 2024. The session on 9 January will be in person at our offices in Canary Wharf (Expenses will be remunerated in line with the GPhC Associates and Partners expenses policy) and the session on 10 January will take place remotely via Zoom.

Finding out more

Join us at a virtual open evening on Wednesday 22 November 2023 between 6:30pm and 7:30pm, to find out more about these posts and to hear from current Standard Setting Panel Members. To book your place, please contact email the Associates and Partners team. If you are unable to attend this session, we will be happy to supply further FAQs after the event upon request.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and geographical locations across the United Kingdom

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive in all our work as a health professions regulator.

Closing date: 4 December 2023. Applicants will hear the outcome of their application: w/c 14 December 2023.

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