Note: Surpass Assessment is now the company name for BTL and BTL Surpass.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has confirmed that it will be working with BTL Group Ltd, to run the common registration assessment sittings it holds jointly with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
BTL will use their award-winning computer-based testing platform, Surpass, as well as test centres across the UK and internationally to deliver these assessments. BTL have extensive experience of delivering services to a range of clients, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Ophthalmology.
Candidates will sit the common registration assessment online in a network of test centres across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The GPhC and PSNI will run two sittings in 2022, as was the case before the pandemic. The next sitting will be in June 2022.
Read more about this on the General Pharmaceutical Council website.
“I’m pleased to confirm that we have appointed BTL as the supplier for the common registration assessment for the next 3 years after a thorough tender process. BTL has extensive experience of running high stakes healthcare examinations similar to the common registration assessment. The information provided by BTL during the tender process has given us the necessary assurance that they can support us in continuing to deliver a fair and robust assessment that tests candidates’ ability to register as a pharmacist.”GPhC Chief Executive, Duncan Rudkin
“We are delighted to work with the GPhC and PSNI to deliver their registration assessment through our secure Test Centre Network. Prestigious medical testing organisations all over the world trust the innovative item and test development functionality in Surpass, and we look forward to sharing our experience and that of the Surpass Community with the experts at the GPhC.”BTL Managing Director, Sonya Whitworth.
GPhC regulate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain, and work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.