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Important details and 2022 dates
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Important details and 2022 dates: Pharmacist Interns and Foreign-qualified Persons (FQPs)

Pharmacy is a regulated health profession. This means that no person may practice the scope of practice of a registered person (pharmacist or pharmacy support person) unless such person has complied with pre-registration/registration requirements and is duly registered by the South African Pharmacy Council. This article highlights important details and dates for 2022 Pharmacist Interns and Foreign-Qualified Persons (Citizens and non-Citizens) wishing to register as pharmacists in South Africa.

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The South African COVID-19 Pharmacy Wall of Remembrance
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Invitation for submissions: The South African COVID-19 Pharmacy Wall of Remembrance

The South African Pharmacy Council will be erecting a digital wall of remembrance, dubbed the South African COVID-19 Pharmacy Wall of Remembrance, in honour of selfless pharmacy professionals who paid the ultimate price in the fight against COVID-19, by serving patients while most of the world chose self-preservation. Loved ones of these colleagues, selfless combatants, and servants of humanity are called upon to submit their names for inclusion on this Wall of Remembrance.

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Why should you get vaccinated against COVID-19?
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Why should you get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Vaccines save lives, and they provide effective protection against infection from various pathogens. The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in South African have been shown to be effective at minimising the risk of infection, hospitalisation, severe disease, and death. The South African Pharmacy Council calls upon all registered persons and members of the public to vaccinate, to avoid the risks that come with infection and possible death.

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Pharmacy Week - Sep 2021
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Think Pharmacy – a look back at Pharmacy Month 2021

Pharmacy Month 2021 was all about the vital role pharmacy plays in the healthcare team. “Think Pharmacy – Quality Healthcare for All” was the theme and in this article, we take a glance at some of the sterling work done by the profession to celebrate this theme.

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Pharmacist Interns attain 93% pass rate in 2021 Pre-registration Examinations
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Pharmacist Interns attain 93% pass rate in 2021 Pre-registration Examinations

Of the 899 Pharmacist Interns who sat for the three Pre-registration Examinations held in March, August and November 2021, an overwhelming majority (93% or n=836) were successful. The South African Pharmacy Council congratulates the 2021 cohort of Pharmacist Interns for this success rate and wishes all candidates a successful Community Service experience in 2022. For the 63 candidates who were unfortunately not successful in 2021, the March 2022 examination presents an early opportunity to successfully complete the pre-registration evaluation.

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Approved Providers & Courses
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List of Approved Providers and Courses

Members of the public and the profession are advised that, as at December 2021, the below list constitute the only approved providers of pharmacy education and training, and the courses approved.

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List of Registered Assessors
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List of Registered Assessors

The South African Pharmacy Council registers assessors of pharmacy education and training in line with the Regulations relating to the registration of persons and maintenance of registers (GNR. 1160/2000). Included is the latest list of Registered Assessors as at December 2021.

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