PPDC media release 15 Sep 2017 – Mapping tool

15 September 2017 Media release Competency standards mapping tool The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), on behalf of its member organisations,* has released a mapping tool to support the implementation of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia 2016 (the ‘2016 Framework’). In developing the mapping tool, each competency standard in the 2010 … [Read more…]

PPDC media release 31 May 2017

31 May 2017 Media release Revised competency standards framework for pharmacists The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), on behalf of its member organisations,* is pleased to release the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia 2016. The 2016 framework has been endorsed by all 11 member organisations of the PPDC. This update was conducted … [Read more…]

PPDC media release 13 October 2016

Media release 13 October 2016 National Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), a profession-wide collaborative forum, has been informed of the decision of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) to end the national credentialing program for advanced practice pharmacists, effective immediately. The PPDC previously operated as the Advanced Pharmacy Practice … [Read more…]

PPDC media release 29 Mar 2016

Media release 29 March 2016 Consultation on competency standards framework for pharmacists The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), a profession-wide collaborative forum, has commenced consultation on a revised draft of the profession’s competency standards framework. Following the national public consultation activities of 2015, the PPDC has been revising the current document, the National competency standards … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 7 March 2016

Communiqué 7 March 2016 The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met last month to further discuss feedback received from its Member organisations in relation to the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia. A consultation paper is expected to be released in mid-March 2016 and will be publicly available for all … [Read more…]

PPDC Media Release 9 November 2015

Media Release 9 November 2015 Review of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) has commenced consultation with its Member organisations on a revised draft of the profession’s competency standards framework. The current document, the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia, was published in 2010. … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 28 October 2015

PPDC Communiqué 28 October 2015 The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met this month to consolidate proposed amendments and develop a consultation paper on the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia. The meeting agreed to the following next steps: A consultation paper on the review of the competency standards is … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 1 September 2015

Communique 1 September 2015 The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met in early August 2015 and has continued to progress work on the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia. Key considerations of the PPDC included the following. Enhancing the domain on Leadership and management. This includes clearly articulating competencies such … [Read more…]

PPDC Media Release 17 July 2015

Media Release 17 July 2015 The development of an Australian framework for advanced pharmacy practice The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) is pleased to report that two papers on advanced pharmacy practice initiatives undertaken on behalf of the Australian pharmacy profession were recently published in peer-reviewed journals. Development of a framework for advanced pharmacy practice … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 22 May 2015

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met in May 2015 and is pleased to report on the following outcomes. Competency standards review The PPDC was pleased to receive and accept the final report from the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) on work conducted to inform the review of the National competency standards framework for … [Read more…]