Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ensures that both you and your patients or your service benefit from your experience and learning on an ongoing basis.The important thing is that majority of the areas where you undertake professional development are relevant to your area of practice and reflect the work you do as a pharmacist.
So, for example, a community pharmacist's CPD is likely to focus on clinical issues, public health issues, prescription and over the counter medicines. A superintendent's focus might be the managing, coaching or training skills necessary for their role. A hospital pharmacist's CPD might include antibiotic stewardship; clinical audits; conferences attended. An industrial pharmacist’s CPD should reflect the learning required for that sector of practice, with perhaps more focus on regulatory requirements or new technology.
If you have more than one role, your professional development (and plan) should reflect pharmacy practice across all of the sectors in which you work.
What is ENHANCE?
The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 requires pharmacists to have a mechanism to demonstrate that they are competent and fit to practise.
ENHANCE, the Society's professional development unit, gives members access to a knowledgeable and skilled team who are able to provide information,support and resources for individual professional development, enabling pharmacists to meet their Annual Practising Certificate (APC) requirements, in whatever area of pharmacy they work in.
our vision, values and purpose
Our main focus will always be providing you personalised professional support tailored to your situation.