Pharmacy Competency Standards Feedback Required

By Petrina Smith
Monday, 19 January, 2015

Feedback is being sought from pharmacists, pharmacy organisations and non-pharmacy health organisations or individuals on the pharmacists' competency standards review.
The competency standards are being reviewed through the Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), a  collaborative forum of 11 pharmacy organisations. The PPDC appointed the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) late last year to undertake work to help inform the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia.
So far, the AHHA has completed background research and literature review focussing on the current competency standards landscape as well as evolution and recent advancement in health professional competency standards. A consultation paper has been released and national consultation with pharmacists, other health professions, consumers, academics, government departments and other health bodies is currently under way through online surveys, interviews with selected individuals, written submissions and stakeholder consultation forums.
Separate tailored surveys have been designed  and links can be accessed at: The surveys will close on 30 January 2015.

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