Advice for Pre-Reg Pharmacists

Advice for Pre-Reg Pharmacists

If you are a Pre-Registration Pharmacist working in community pharmacy and need a PVG Scheme Membership or a Scheme Record update for a placement, we can assist you.

If you work for a contractor member of CPS we can provide you with the relevant form and all the information you need to complete your application. The whole process takes about 21-28 days in case applications are submitted with errors or relevant details were missing. If we have to request for additional data from your employer, please allow for at least six weeks before you need your certificate.

Before we can send you a PVG application form, we need to have the following information from you:

  • Employer – Name of employer and the contractor code for the pharmacy you will be working in. We may need some details from your employer and will provide them with an Introduction to the PVG Scheme Guide.
  • Your PVG Status - Are you already a member of the PVG scheme? There are a few different types of Disclosure Scotland certificates and not all of them are part of the scheme. This membership status chart will help you determine your PVG status. If you are an existing member but do not have a copy of your certificate, please contact Disclosure Scotland’s hotline on 03000 2000 40 and select option 3. We require the following information:
    • Certificate type
    • PVG membership number
    • Are you disclosed for both protected adults and children?
    • Address on your certificate
  • Payment – Please check with your employer and let us know who will be paying for the application

When you have all the above information, please contact us on 0131 467 7766 and we will send you the correct application form.

Checklist

Apply six weeks ahead

Employer name & contractor code

Determine membership status

Call Disclosure Scotland if you are an existing member and do not have a copy of your certificate

Payment

Contact us for an application form