IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ON COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS. WONG WAI KEE 1 , CHUA SIEW SIANG 1 , LAM KAI KUN 2 1 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. 2 Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. INTRODUCTION.
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IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ON COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS
WONG WAI KEE1, CHUA SIEW SIANG1, LAM KAI KUN2
1Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya.
2Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society.
→ a passive uptake process
Figure 1: The 4 steps cycle of CPD
Source: RPSGB 20031
1Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 2003, Plan and Record. Retrieved July 29, 2006, from http://www.uptodate.org.uk/P lanandRecord/Pharm_PandR/ Pharm_PandR_main.pdf
1. To determine the extent CPs have participated in CPD.
2. To assess the number of CPD points that is acceptable by the CPs and the time frame for
making CPD mandatory.
3. To identify CPD activities that community pharmacists will be interested to participate.
Phone follow-up & via HQ of Chain
Nov 2006 – Feb 2007
371 respondents (29.2%)
Chain pharmacy with no pharmacist
[ 1271 CPs]
Figure 2: Flowchart of Methodology
supported mandatory CPD
2Swainson & Silcock (2004) Pharm J; 272:290-3
working experience and employed by large corporate bodies were
more likely to support mandatory CPD.
4Mottram et al. (2002) Pharma J; 269: 618-22.
ON COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS
Similar to a study in Nottingham by Attewell et al. (2005)5
5Attewell, Blenkinsopp & Black (2005) Pharm J; 271: 519-24
respondents may be a sub-group who are more
concerned about the pharmacy profession
reaches a wider area with minimum resources
THANK YOU ON COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS