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Continuing Professional Development

Introduction

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a career-long process – not an end in itself. It involves the tracking and documenting of skills, knowledge and experience gained, both formally and informally, beyond any initial education and training.

It helps pharmacists to keep their practice and proficiency up to date to maintain standards. It also improves patient and public confidence in the profession.

CPD is a legal requirement for all registered pharmacists. Every registered pharmacist must meet the requirements of Standard 5 of the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Code: Professional standards of conduct, ethics and performance for pharmacists in Northern Ireland – to maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and competence.

All registered pharmacists must make an annual CPD submission and declaration to the Registrar, by 31 May or other date, as instructed by the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, except for those pharmacists who have been granted an exemption by the Registrar through the Extenuating Circumstances process.

CPD can be recorded and saved, throughout the CPD year, on the pharmacist’s Membership Online (ROL) account in preparation for CPD submission before the end of the CPD year.

For further information, please read the CPD Framework 2021 and the resources available on the CPD Resources page of this website.

For all other information please contact the CPD Department at:

The Pharmaceutical Society NI, 73 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL
Tel 028 9032 6927 Ext 3

Email: cpd@psni.org.uk