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Pharmacy 2015, 3(2), 13-26; doi:10.3390/pharmacy3020013

An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia

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Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee, P.O. Box 42, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia
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Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy, P.O. Box 7071, Canberra Business Centre, ACT 2610, Australia
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Australian College of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 493, Fyshwick, ACT 2609, Australia
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Australian Pharmacy Council, P.O. Box 269, Civic Square, ACT 2608, Australia
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Council of Pharmacy Schools: Australia and New Zealand Inc., Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Pharmaceutical Defence Limited, 40 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, P.O. Box 42, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia
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Pharmacy Board of Australia, G.P.O. Box 9958, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
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Professional Pharmacists Australia, G.P.O. Box 1272, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, P.O. Box 7036, Canberra Business Centre, ACT 2610, Australia
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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, P.O. Box 1774, Collingwood, VIC 3066, Australia
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Academic Editor: Yvonne Perrie
Received: 14 January 2015 / Accepted: 29 May 2015 / Published: 9 June 2015
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Abstract

The need to develop An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia (the “APPF”) was identified during the 2010 review of the competency standards for Australian pharmacists. The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee, a collaborative profession-wide committee comprised of representatives of ten pharmacy organisations, examined and adapted existing advanced practice frameworks, all of which were found to have been based on the Competency Development and Evaluation Group (CoDEG) Advanced and Consultant Level Framework (the “CoDEG Framework”) from the United Kingdom. Its competency standards were also found to align well with the Domains of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia (the “National Framework”). Adaptation of the CoDEG Framework created an APPF that is complementary to the National Framework, sufficiently flexible to customise for recognising advanced practice in any area of professional practice and has been approved by the boards/councils of all participating organisations. The primary purpose of the APPF is to assist the development of the profession to meet the changing health care needs of the community. However, it is also a valuable tool for assuring members of the public of the competence of an advanced practice pharmacist and the quality and safety of the services they deliver. View Full-Text
Keywords: advanced practice; pharmacy; competency; standards; framework advanced practice; pharmacy; competency; standards; framework
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Jackson, S.; Martin, G.; Bergin, J.; Clark, B.; Stupans, I.; Yeates, G.; Nissen, L.; Marty, S.; Gysslink, P.; Matthews, A.; Kirsa, S.; Deans, K.; Sorimachi, K. An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia. Pharmacy 2015, 3, 13-26.

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