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RPS seeks feedback on two new curricula for advanced pharmacist practice

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Both curricula are supplementary to the RPS core advanced curriculum

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) on Wednesday (14 February) launched consultations on two new pioneer curricula defining the clinical capabilities expected of entry-level advanced pharmacists practising in critical care and mental health.

The advanced pharmacist critical care curriculum and the advanced pharmacist mental health curriculum are supplementary to the RPS core advanced curriculum.

Interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the content of the curricula, their feasibility in terms of delivery, their relevance to all countries, and how these may impact different social groups.

Both consultations will be open until Tuesday 12 March, and members and non-members of RPS can submit their comments via the online form or the word document.

The advanced pharmacist critical care curriculum was jointly developed by the RPS and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) with support from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM).

This curriculum defines “the purpose, programme of learning and the programme of assessment for entry-level advanced pharmacists practising in critical care.”

The advanced pharmacist mental health curriculum has been developed collaboratively between the RPS and the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP), and it is open to all pharmacists irrespective of sector of practice.

It defines “the purpose, programme of learning and the programme of assessment for entry-level advanced pharmacists in mental health.”

According to the RPS, the new curricula have been developed to “provide assurance” to pharmacists, employers, the wider multidisciplinary team and the public of “the capability of advanced pharmacists” working in critical care settings and in mental health.

Both curricula have been developed in line with the RPS Curriculum Development Quality Framework which defines the standards to be met by any RPS post-registration pharmacy curriculum, it said.

 

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