The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 requires pharmacists to have a mechanism to demonstrate that they are competent and fit to practise. It is internationally accepted that all health professionals must be committed to lifelong learning throughout their professional life so that they are able to maintain their competence, and also to develop and adapt their practice to the ever changing health environment.
All practising pharmacists must be enrolled with an approved recertification programme. This is compulsory for recertification each March.
ENHANCE is the recertification programme provided by the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ Inc and accredited by the Pharmacy Council of NZ.
Please contact us using the "Contact us" tab on the ENHANCE 2.0 website if you are unable to register or log in to an account.
If you would like more information about the ENHANCE CPD Programme, contact Liz Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org
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PSNZ CE accreditation policy and standards for external providers of continuing education
The Pharmacy Council has accredited the Society to provide the ENHANCE recertification programme. As such, it is authorised to accredit learning activities delivered by external providers that support pharmacists to maintain and develop their professional competence as defined in the Competence Standards for the Pharmacy Profession.
Quality assurance of pharmacy education is essential to support the preparation of competent pharmacists and the ongoing development of the pharmacy profession. The Society regularly receives requests from organisations seeking accreditation for educational/training activities for pharmacists. Each activity is evaluated to ensure it is aligned with the intent of the ENHANCE programme, that it meets the PSNZ CE Accreditation Standards, and therefore assures the quality, consistency and impartiality of accredited or endorsed CE activities.
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