PPDC Communique 17 March 2015

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met in March 2015 and is pleased to report on the following outcomes. Review of the competency standards The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has been working as a consultant to the PPDC to inform the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia.  The … [Read more…]

PPDC Media Release 19 January 2015

Media Release Seeking feedback on review of competency standards for pharmacists The pharmacy profession’s competency standards are being reviewed through the Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC), a profession-wide collaborative forum of 11 pharmacy organisations. Late last year the PPDC appointed the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) to undertake work to help inform the review … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 19 November 2014

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) met last month and is pleased to report on the following outcomes. Appointment of project consultants The PPDC is pleased to announce the appointment of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) to undertake work which will inform the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in … [Read more…]

Invitation to submit expression of interest

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) is commencing a review of the Australian pharmacy profession’s competency standards.  The National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia issued in 2010 is regarded as a dynamic document and is formally reviewed on a regular basis.  Consultation forums will be conducted across the country with the pharmacy profession … [Read more…]

PPDC Communique 22 July 2014

Pharmacy organisations involved in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) recently agreed to the establishment of the Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC).  This follows completion of a significant body of work by the APPFSC in the last three years.  The PPDC met for the first time earlier this month and is pleased to … [Read more…]

Communique 8 April 2014

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met in March 2014 and takes this opportunity to report on the following outcomes. Advanced pharmacy practice recognition model – Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) as the endorsed independent credentialing body.  Considerable work through 2013 has culminated in the endorsement of an advanced pharmacy practice recognition model for … [Read more…]

Communique 6 December 2013

The Steering Committee met on 18 November 2013 and is pleased to report on the following outcomes. Web site on advanced pharmacy practice.  A new web site on Advanced Pharmacy Practice has been launched and can be accessed at www.advancedpharmacypractice.com.au.  The site has been created with the support of all organisations represented on the APPFSC … [Read more…]

Communique 29 October 2013

The Steering Committee met in late September and progressed several important initiatives, including: Advanced practice recognition model:  The Recognition Model Working Group was asked to discuss and develop further details of a recognition model.  Planning is underway for several recommendations to be made to APPFSC Member organisations in the coming months. Review of customised tool … [Read more…]

Communique 12 August 2013

The Steering Committee met in late June and discussed several important initiatives, including: Advanced pharmacy practice survey:  Analysis of the outcomes of the advanced  pharmacy practice survey has been completed and a manuscript is being prepared for publication. Review of customised tool of entry-level competencies: The Committee has commenced a review of the customised tool … [Read more…]