RGU and Strathclyde statement on Pharmacy plans

Robert Gordon University and the University of Strathclyde have issued a response to the Scottish Government's plans for creating five-year integrated Pharmacy degrees.

Donald CairnsThe joint statement reads:

The two Schools of Pharmacy in Scotland are committed to producing the highest quality graduates for the profession and have an exemplary record in this regard. 

Whilst we support the ambition to enhance the education of our undergraduates, we are unable at this point to commit fully to any form of integrated 5 year programme, as indicated in the announcement by the Chief Pharmacist, until a number of substantive issues are resolved.  

We welcome further dialogue with the Chief Pharmacist and her team to address these issues.  We remain committed to working with the Scottish government to ensure a sustainable future for our graduates. 


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