Learning Plan Reflections

Members recently audited by the Pharmacy Board have told us that they were asked to provide more details on their CPD reflections.

The Board requires that pharmacists reflect on the CPD activities they undertake and consider how their learning has impacted upon the way they practice.

We recommend that you reflect on every CPD activity you undertake.

The depth of your reflection depends on the length of the activity and the number of CPD credits it attracts.

The more credits you have earned, the greater the detail required in your reflection for that activity.

College members can contact Craig, our friendly Professional Development Pharmacist, if they need help with their CPD reflections (02) 6188 4320.

Refer to the Board's FAQs here



The role of community pharmacy in supporting patients using cancer medicines

Cancer medicines are being supplied through community pharmacies more and more.

It is important for pharmacists supplying cancer medicines to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, in order to provide an optimal service to patients.

The College has secure members access to comprehensive training on cancer medicines developed by eviQ.

All 6 modules can be completed as a course of study here

Or as individual modules:
1. General principles in cancer treatment
2. Oral anticancer medicines prescriptions and protocols
3. Handling oral anticancer medicines and related waste
4. Adverse effects and supportive therapies
5. Drug Interactions
6. Patient education in cancer treatment


 Using pharmacist competencies in your 2017/18 Learning Plan

The College recommends that members use the 2016 Pharmacist Competencies when designing their learning plan for the 2017-18 CPD year. 

The structure of the new competencies has changed from the previous 2010 version.

The 2016 competencies have a greater emphasis on pharmacists as leaders, communication skills and their role in improving patient health literacy.

The College has commenced mapping our new CPD activities to the 2016 competencies as part of our CPD accreditation process.

The 2016 competencies can be found here

Design a CPD learning plan. For fullscreen view click on YouTube in the bottom right after playing.