The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) is inviting all interested organisations and individuals to register to participate in an online consultation on a common training framework (CTF) for hospital pharmacy.
A common training framework for hospital pharmacy will, in the very first instance, represent an important international agreement on the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the profession to deliver on the 44 European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy.
Thereafter, it is intended that the common training framework will be a general tool for hospital pharmacy development across Europe. This includes, but is not restricted to, providing:
- An inspiration for the development of competency-based education and training programmes for hospital pharmacy, especially in those countries where formal structures of this kind may be under consideration;
- An opportunity for cross-border cooperation in the provision of hospital pharmacy education and training;
- A European benchmark to which existing national programmes of hospital pharmacy education and training can be compared; and,
- A reference tool for personnel managers in the provision of workplace based systems of training and development.
In the longer term, it is hoped that ongoing and enhanced agreement between countries on the competencies required for practice of hospital pharmacy may present new opportunities for labour mobility.
Two consecutive rounds of consultation, facilitated by an independent moderator team, will aim to achieve a consensus on the content in time to be voted on at the EAHP annual General Assembly in Malta 8th to 11th June 2017.
The registration deadline for the consultation has been extended. It will close on Monday, 20 February 2017 17:00 CET, with the first round of consultation commencing on Monday, 27 February 2017.