New report reveals significant awarding and attainment gaps for Black trainees in pharmacy education

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for action on differential degree awarding and registration assessment attainment gaps for Black trainees
in initial pharmacy education and training.

According to a new report published by the RPS on Tuesday (6 February), there’s a pharmacy degree awarding gap of eight per cent and a registration assessment
attainment gap of over 22 per cent between Black and White trainees.

The variation in pharmacy attainment for Black trainees was first recorded by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in 2013, and the Pharmaceutical Journal
has been tracking the awarding gap at undergraduate level.

Even after a decade, significant differences exist in the awarding and attainment gaps for Black students and trainees compared to their White counterparts, the
report said.