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Continuing Professional Development Strategies

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FIP Development Goal 9 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

All professional development activity clearly linked with needs-based health policy initiatives and pharmaceutical career development pathways.

Mechanisms 

  • Evidence of an effective continuing professional development strategy according to national and local needs.
  • Development of programmes to support professional development across all settings of practice and all stages of a pharmacist’s career.
  • Ideally, this should be linked with all professional development activities across the workforce.
  • Education in continuing professional development strategies and self-directed behaviours should be initiated at the student level.
  • Development of programmes to support return to practice after career breaks or sector changes.
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FIP Development Goal 8 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

In-practice and needs-based continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing education (CE) linked to career development pathways and practice frameworks.

Mechanisms 

  • Develop and implement CPD requirements for renewal of licensure, registration and/or advanced practice and specialist recognition.
  • Ensure the provision of continuing education opportunities in the workplace.
  • Recognise life-long learning within pharmacists’ professional journey.
  • Develop online programmes for continuing education and training which lead to certification or credentialing.
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FIP Development Goal 8 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Integrate professional development as an essential component of advanced pharmaceutical sciences.

Mechanisms 

  • Facilitate collaboration between academia, industry, and government to identify professional development priorities for pharmaceutical scientists.
  • Inventory professional development opportunities for pharmaceutical scientists.
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 9

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 “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 7 | FIP DG 9: Continuing professional development strategies

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June 23, 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 Programme aims 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.

FIP Development Goal 9 “Continuing professional development strategies” or “CPD strategies” describes our global ambition in pharmacy to link professional development activity with needs-based health policy initiatives and pharmaceutical career development pathways; as well as develop practice and needs-based CPD, demonstrating clear pathways for CPD of pharmaceutical scientists. This event will host a panel of speakers representing pharmacy practice, science and workforce & education.

Event outcomes:

1. Describe the FIP Development Goals and explain the components of DG 9 (and its three elements: workforce & education, science, and practice)
2. Showcase the FIP tools, evidence, and resources to
support DG 9 implementation across the three
elements.
3. Identify priorities across practice, science, and
workforce & education within DG 9
4. Engage our members in an activity to support
monitoring and evaluation of the Goal through
data evidence

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Both the FIP Development Goals and the Hospital Pharmacy Section Basel Statements list the competency of the pharmacy workforce as important. In a listing of priority goals from the DG and the BS, FIP members identify competency goals as a top priority. The HPS Vice Presidents also list competency as a high priority for advancing hospital pharmacy practice. The webinar will address curricula and ongoing continuing education to provide students and practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills for contemporary hospital pharmacy services.

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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 Global Learning Platform

FIP UNESCO-UNTWIN Programme 

Workforce Development Hub