The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the results of the Credentialing of advanced practice pharmacists pilot program.
National President of the PSA, Joe Demarte, congratulated all the trial participants.
He said all PSA members who took part in the trial and were credentialed at the Advanced stage would be eligible to become Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society and use the post nominals (FPS).
“This is a major step forward for the pharmacy profession and is the culmination of many years of hard work to create a career framework for pharmacists,” Demarte says.
“In the future PSA will recognise all members who become advance practice pharmacists by offering them the opportunity to become fellows of the society which enables the use of the FPS post nominal.”
The Australian Pharmacy Council has been undertaking the pilot which uses the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia as a tool for evaluating practitioner performance and guiding development.
The pharmacists taking part in the pilot program demonstrated the impact of their practice through a portfolio of their training, achievements and experience.
The pilot resulted in 28 pharmacists being credentialed as Advanced stage 3.