Calling all Early Career Pharmacists to participate in consultation released today

This consultation is an opportunity for Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) voices to be heard, to express opinions and share potential solutions.

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) ECP Steering Group (led by ECP Fiona Bradley) wants to hear from Early Career Pharmacists (those with less than 10 years of experience post-graduation).

To complete the survey please click here.

The aim of the consultation is to ensure Early Career Pharmacists are empowered, have strong representation and adequate support to continually develop their practice and ensure a sustainable fulfilling career.

The consultation process will gather the views, opinions, experiences and challenges faced by Early Career Pharmacists across the profession.

The results will be analyzed and used to create an action focused direction-setting document, to lead conversations and change within the profession, by the PSNZ ECP Steering Group.

Early Career Pharmacists are key to ensuring the profession remains attractive, relevant and fulfilling. Pharmacy has a much younger age-profile than most other health professions, with 45% of the pharmacy profession being under the age of 36.

The PSNZ ECP Steering Group have designed this consultation process and questions around the following key themes:

  • Engagement and representation
  • Innovation and technology
  • Sustainable careers
  • Job satisfaction, recognition and remuneration

Further research and information is provided in the “Key Themes Summary” document and ECPs are encouraged to read this thought-provoking piece prior to completing the survey.

The easiest way to have your say is to complete the survey.

The survey will close on Wednesday 19 June 2019 and take 15-25 minutes to complete.

As a thank you, three respondents will receive $100 towards undertaking a PSNZ College training course of their choice. Prize winners will be notified by email once the survey has closed.

PSNZ as project sponsor, is committed to supporting ECPs to have satisfying, productive and enduring careers.