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FIP Development Goal 4 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Education and training infrastructures in place for the recognised advancement of the pharmaceutical workforce as a basis for enhancing patient care and health system deliverables.

Mechanisms 

  • Need for a common and shared understanding of what is meant by ‘specialisation’ and ‘advanced practice’ in the context of scope of practice and the responsible use of medicines.
  • Ensure competency and capability of an advanced and expert pharmacist in all sectors (including specialisations extending to industry and administration settings) for greater optimisation of complex pharmaceutical patient care. This may now include prescribing roles within a recognised scope of practice.
  • Systematic use of professional recognition programmes, systems and frameworks as markers for advancement and specialisation across the workforce, including advanced pharmaceutical scientists.
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FIP Development Goal 4 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Sector-specific competency and development frameworks and infrastructures for advanced and/ or specialised pharmacy practice and people-centred services.

Mechanisms 

  • Develop practice infrastructures to support advanced practice and specialisation such as board certification, residency training, continuing professional development, proof of attainment of competencies.
  • Establish regulatory requirements for advanced practitioners and specialists in the appropriate settings, to ensure an adequate response to patient needs and optimal integrative care.
  • Establish pathways and plans for the development and delivery of advanced services.
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place so that pharmacists and pharmacy support workers are able to practice at the top of their license.
  • Ensure appropriate recognition of advanced competences and specialisation, and alignment with formal career progression systems and adequate incentives (remuneration and other).
  • Increase capacity for specialised training and/or certification programs.
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FIP Development Goal 4 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Education, training, and mentoring to foster innovation and expertise in pharmaceutical sciences.

Mechanisms 

  • Develop guidance on how specialised pharmaceutical science expertise is acquired in different settings.
  • Establish mechanisms to recognise expertise in pharmaceutical sciences such as patents, fellowship status, grants received, and promotions.
  • Collaborate with industry and academia to define programmes that offer additional mentoring, networking, international exposure, and leadership development for scientists at all levels.
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 4

Developed by the FIP Workforce Development Hub (WDH), the Workforce Reference Guide collates all information, evidence and expertise from FIP to support our members with measuring progress, evaluation, implementation and transformation processes.

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FIP Global Advanced Development Framework: Handbook - Supporting advancement of the profession (Version 1, 2020)

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Executive Summary: FIP Global Competency Framework - Supporting the development of foundation and early career pharmacists (Version 2, 2020)

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FIP “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 10 | FIP DG 4: Advanced and specialist development

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August 4, 2021

The FIP Development Goals Digital Programme “Setting goals for the decade ahead” is a comprehensive online event series providing coverage of the 21 goals over 21 events in 2021.

The focus of the 10th episode in our webinar series on the FIP Development Goals is FIP DG4 (Advanced & specialist development) and the need to have a flexible, capable and competent pharmacy workforce to meet the needs of complex pharmaceutical care.

Learning objectives:
1. Describe and explain the components of FIP DG 10 (and its three elements: workforce & education, science and practice).
2. Showcase the FIP tools, evidence, and resources to support DG 4 implementation across the three elements.
3. Identify priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education within DG 4
4. Engage our members in an activity to support monitoring and evaluation of the Goal through data evidence

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Advanced and specialist pharmacist development for hospital pharmacists

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August 30, 2021

This event is for hospital and health-system pharmacists and leaders to review best practices for advanced and specialist pharmacist development in the hospital setting. Content will include information about the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) Position Paper on Hospital Pharmacy Specialisation and the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section Basel Statements in relation to the future of clinical pharmacy practice.

Learning objectives:
a. Have an increased awareness of the competencies required of a hospital pharmacist

b. Understand global initiatives in progression and recognition pathways for advanced practice and specialisation

c. Identify resources available for use of the FIP HPS Basel Statements in the hospital pharmacy advanced practice

d. Identify new competencies that hospital pharmacists will need in the future

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FIP Sharing Information in a Global Network (SIGN) Session: Workforce development and transformation strategies

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September 22, 2020

Moderator: Rula Darwish

Speakers:

  • Zeid Kilani
  • Falah Eddy
  • Ian Bates
  • Lina Bader
  • Dalia Bajis
  • Kirstie Galbraith

Panelists:

  • Shepard Mhalaba
  • Asmaa Al Hagan
  • Desak Ernawati
  • Arit Udoh
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Ready, set, go! The role of the pharmacist in doping control in sports

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July 30, 2020

Moderator: Kerstin Wagner

Panellists:

  • Daniel Sanabria
  • Mark Stuart
  • Helen Zhang.
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Our work

The following FIP programmes of work and structures support the implementation of this Goal:

Global Academic Leadership Fellows Programme (GALFP)

Workforce Development Hub