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FIP Development Goal 5 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clear and accessible developmental frameworks describing competencies and scope of practice for all stages of professional careers. This should include leadership development frameworks for the pharmaceutical workforce.

Mechanisms 

  • Use of evidence-based developmental frameworks to support the translation of pharmaceutical science within scope of practice, across all settings and according to local/national needs.
  • Support professional career development by using tools, such as competency frameworks, describing competencies and behaviours across all settings.
  • Evidence of clear policy that links leadership development (from early
    years) with competence attainment for the advancement of practice
    activities.
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FIP Development Goal 5 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clearly defined developmental frameworks for practitioners describing competencies linked to professional services delivered in practice.

Mechanisms 

  • Use evidence-based competency frameworks that support the development of practitioners to deliver specific professional services within their scope of practice, such as medicines use review, adherence optimisation, compounding, prescribing, vaccinating or managing communicable and non-communicable diseases, to name a few.
  • Define lists of essential and advanced services delivered by pharmacists and pharmacy support workers within their scope of practice.
  • Define lists of competencies needed to deliver those services within specific scopes of practice.
  • Ensure developmental frameworks that support leadership, humanistic and ethics development of the workforce.
  • Support the development and training of service-led competencies through short courses, certifications and other continuing professional development opportunities.
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FIP Development Goal 5 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Framework describing competencies for all stages of professional careers in pharmaceutical sciences.

Mechanisms 

  • Define evidence-based competency frameworks for pharmaceutical scientists to effectively meet the needs in academia, industry, and regulatory bodies.
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 5

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.

Click here to access the full Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 5
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FIP “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 17 | FIP DG 5: Competency development

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October 27, 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. Starting in March, the 21 digital events aim to provide description, direction and context for each specific goal, with a global plan for the decade ahead and how each nation, within each region can identify and prioritise which goals are the priorities and how the goals can support developments and transformation for them.

The expected outcomes of the event are:
1. Describe the FIP Development Goals and explain the components of DG 5 (and its three elements: workforce & education, science and practice).
2. Showcase the FIP tools, evidence, and resources to support DG 5 implementation across the three elements.
3. Identify priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education within DG 5
4. Discuss the importance monitoring and evaluation through data evidence and engage participants with FIP indicators development project

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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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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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Our work

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

FIP UNESCO-UNITWIN Programme

Workforce Development Hub