Current reality and preferences for continuing professional development of pharmacists in England – supporting pharmacists to achieve their CPD requirements

Micallef, Ricarda, Huet, Isabel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6215-0448 and Kayyali, Reem (2020) Current reality and preferences for continuing professional development of pharmacists in England – supporting pharmacists to achieve their CPD requirements. Pharmacy Education, 20 (1). pp. 103-115. ISSN 1477-2701

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Abstract

Background:

Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential for pharmacists and is a regulator requirement in Great Britain (GB).

Objectives:

The aim of this study was to establish current participation in CPD activity in GB, in terms of format and providers, plus preferences of pharmacists, including motivators and barriers, and support needed for application of learning.

Methods:

This study utilised a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews of pharmacists in South London, England.

Results:

The majority of responders (n=293/338, 86.6%) had taken part in CPD activity in the past 12 months. Although face-to-face workshops were the most preferred activity, digital completion was the most used activity. There was
increasing non-participation with reduced working hours (p=0.003). The employer was the most commonly used provider. From 19 interviews, three main themes emerged: Engagement, Intervention and Application.

Conclusions:

It is clear that no single format is preferred by all. There needs to be a strategy to ensure good utilisation of providers, and CPD-based events having an impact on practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmacist, Barriers for Learning, Continuing Professional Development, Education, Motivators, Needs Analysis
Subjects: Education > Teaching and learning
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Jisc Router
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 16:16
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 14:57
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7187

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