The Registrar, Ms Laura Hughes, has informed all registered pharmacists of the CPD requirements for the CPD year 2020/21. Confirming the Council decision, Ms Hughes wrote to all pharmacists on 19 March 2021 as follows;
‘At its meeting on 15 March 2021, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI decided that the date for CPD submissions for the 2020/21 CPD year, will remain at 31 May 2021.
Pharmacists are reminded that, in order to accommodate an extended 2019/20 CPD year, the following adjustments were made to the 2020/21 CPD year as follows:
- CPD Year 2020/21 is running for 9 months from 01 September 2020 – 31 May 2021;
- The time requirement for portfolio submissions has been reduced as follows:
Full portfolio: reduced to 22.5 hours including 3.75 hours documentation time and a minimum number of 4 cycle entries recorded;
Partial portfolio: reduced to 11.25 hours including 2 hours documentation time, with a minimum number of 2 cycle entries recorded.
The CPD Portal will open at 08:00am on 01 April 2021 and close at midnight on 31 May 2021.
The extended 2019/20 CPD year and the shortened 2020/21 CPD have no impact on registration fees or any other aspect of registration.
We would like to thank you for your continued professionalism and cooperation as we navigate through these challenging times.’