Over the next few years, The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will continue to introduce new provisions to assure the continuous quality improvement of pharmacists.
Continuous quality improvement is the name given to a range of methods that can be used to support pharmacists to demonstrate their ability to meet GPhC standards over the course of their careers.
In light of these new requirements, Stuart Semple MRPharmS, Head of Faculty at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains how the RPS Faculty and Foundation programmes can help you prepare to meet the forthcoming requirements.
“Focusing on the recent reviews from the GPhC regarding the process for revalidation, it is likely that the aim is to make the existing CPD requirements easier and more meaningful for pharmacists. The new process will be introduced within the next few years.
The updated GPhC requirements are likely to meet the following overarching principles:
- A minimum of 9 entries per year
- Peer review will be central to the process
- Submitting evidence that demonstrates the impact of practice on patient care outcomes
- Submitting evidence that demonstrates the scope of practice.
These principles align wholly with the RPS Faculty process. In addition, the process helps you to identify career achievements and potential developments, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and identify improvement areas in your skills and knowledge.”