PSA members: the CPD stats

PSA members completed more than 240,000 CPD assessments during the 2015-16 CPD year, according to the latest statistics by the organisation.

This trend reinforced that PSA is the single largest provider of quality CPD, education and practice support for pharmacists in Australia, it says.

The PSA also received overwhelmingly strong support for its CPD Planning Tool, which allows all PSA members to maintain their competence and meet the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s CPD registration requirements.

The CPD Planning Tool has been supported by a popular national roadshow featuring 113 workshops recently attended by around 3,000 pharmacists across the country.

PSA National Vice President Michelle Lynch says these results and statistics reinforce PSA’s role in providing high quality and evidence-based education and practice support.

“PSA is the ‘go-to’ organisation for developing pharmacy careers, assisting pharmacists to advance their practice to improve health outcomes of our patients and the community,” Lynch says.

The PSA also received a surge in website traffic in the lead up to the end of the CPD period with a record 3,700 sessions and 23,000 page views just before the CPD deadline of September 30.

“These already strong engagement figures are set to increase in the new CPD period with PSA offering even more topical and targeted content to support the lifelong learning of all pharmacists,” Lynch says.

PSA Executive Director, Practice Support and Education Jan Ridd says all PSA education is underpinned by an extensive range of practice support resources including professional standards, guidelines, protocols and implementation tools.

“The range of CPD activities – including events, online modules, live broadcasts, recorded lectures and distance-based education – caters for all learning styles and career stages, allowing pharmacists to undertake relevant CPD in the format that suits them,” Ridd says.

Pharmacists can access PSA’s range of CPD services here.

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