Methodology for assessing the appropriateness of Continuing Professional Development for pharmacy professionals’ revalidation
Donyai, P., Denicolo, P. M., Herbert, R. Z. and Alexander, A. M. (2010) Methodology for assessing the appropriateness of Continuing Professional Development for pharmacy professionals’ revalidation. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18 (S1). p. 11. ISSN 0961-7671
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2010.00007.x
From April 2010, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will be responsible for the statutory regulation of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain (GB). All statutorily regulated health professionals will need to periodically demonstrate their fitness-to-practise through a process of revalidation. One option being considered in GB is that continuing professional development (CPD) records will form a part of the evidence submitted for revalidation, similar to the system in New Zealand. At present, pharmacy professionals must make a minimum of nine CPD entries per annum from 1 March 2009 using the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) CPD framework. Our aim was to explore the applicability of new revalidation standards within the current CPD framework. We also wanted to review the content of CPD portfolios to assess strengths and qualities and identify any information gaps for the purpose of revalidation.