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FIP Development Goal 8 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clearly identifiable elements of collaborative working and interprofessional education and training which should be a feature of all workforce development programmes and policies.

Mechanisms 

  • Evidence of policy formation to demonstrate how healthcare professionals can develop and engage in partnerships to achieve better health outcomes.
  • Develop education and training strategies and programmes to ensure collaboration within the pharmaceutical workforce and training on medicines for other healthcare professionals.
  • Ideally, this should be linked with formal professional development activities.
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FIP Development Goal 8 Practice Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clearly identifiable elements of inter and intra-professional collaboration and multi-disciplinary healthcare, delivered through cohesive and interdependent teams working across interfaces and transitions of care.

Mechanisms 

  • Develop structures and systems for multidisciplinary intra- and interprofessional teams of all relevant health cadres to work together in a coordinated manner across all levels of care. This should include pharmaceutical practice for optimal people-centred care delivery in primary, secondary and tertiary health settings.
  • Work across interfaces and transitions of the health system (including digital interfaces) to ensure continuity of care between levels of care and care journeys through mechanisms such as appropriate communications and health data sharing, shared decision-making, shared accountability for patient outcomes, and services such as medicines reconciliation or collaborative management of long-term conditions.
  • Support the development of policies where pharmacists and the support workforce are key actors in collaborative practice and integrated care.
  • Work with stakeholders, agencies, and other health professional associations to enable legislative change and development.
  • Ensure engagement of patients, formal and informal caregivers and community health workers in multidisciplinary health decision making through their empowerment, improved health literacy and orientation, participation and connectivity in the team as ambassadors for their own and their communities’ health.
  • Recognise own professional autonomy and leadership, equal responsibility and accountability with other health professionals in terms of the scope of practice.
  • Recognise collaborative practice as a quality indicator for care delivery and capacity improvement.
  • Develop and implement intra- and interdisciplinary programmes for workforce willing to change from practice to sciences and vice versa or develop career paths in associated fields.
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FIP Development Goal 8 Science Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Transdisciplinary collaboration to advance education, research, development, manufacturing and regulations that collectively improve access to medical products.

Mechanisms 

  • Establish opportunities for pharmaceutical scientists and clinical practitioners to collaborate.
  • Broaden pharmaceutical sciences education by integrating other disciplines that contribute to innovation, development and manufacturing, and regulations of medical products.
  • Foster transdisciplinary collaboration by enabling trainees and early career researchers to work with mentors from different fields.
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 8

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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Global Pharmacy Technicians’ Symposium

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“Changing landscapes in the digital age: The pharmacy support workforce as part of the solution toward universal health coverage” 

Since 2012 the FIP Pharmacy Technicians’ Symposium has been hosted during the FIP congress to provide an international audience of pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, educators, regulators and administrators to come together and explore current issues and challenges regarding the education, role development and utilization of the pharmacy support workforce within the pharmacy profession and broader healthcare system.

In 2019, the FIP Advisory Committee for the Pharmacy Technicians and Support Workforce Strategic Platform was established and took on the responsibility to host future Symposiums. Like all other FIP Congress events in 2020, the Pharmacy Technicians’ Symposium was hosted and delivered as a new digital event and on October 20th, in conjunction with World Pharmacy Technician Day, the committee hosted their first Digital Event, showcasing how pharmacy technicians from different regions globally and varied practice environments adapted their practice to support the pharmacy profession’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Ten years after the first symposium, the committee will host, on 19 and 20 October, the 2021 Pharmacy Technicians’ Symposium, once again in celebration of World Pharmacy Technician Day (October 19). This digital event will offer 2 half day sessions showcasing global roles among the pharmacy technician workforce, built on a theme of trust and working with others, and demonstrating alignment with the FIP Development Goals and collaboration with other members of the pharmaceutical workforce toward transformation of the profession over the next decade.

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This programme is all about engaging the profession and supporting the profession to deliver in relevant and purposeful ways. By engaging our profession, members & colleagues everywhere with these relevant and applicable goals for the decade ahead, we can provide tools, monitoring and evaluation through data evidence, and identifying priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education.

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Pharmacy technicians have a critical role in the delivery of healthcare and patient care services. This webinar will offer an overview of current research and publications about pharmacy technicians’ contributions. Speakers will also discuss the importance of data, evidence, and research related to pharmacy technician practice and describe current literature that demonstrates the value of the pharmacy support workforce.

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  3. Identify practice and process transformations that resulted in improvements for the future.
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Our work

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

Pharmacy Support Workforce

Workforce Development Hub