Continuing Professional Development Platform Launch
The CPA has launched a digital learning platform to provide training and education for pharmacists, the platform was created by pharmacists for pharmacists and developed to further everyday pharmacy practice
London, United Kingdom (November 24, 2020) – To help capacity building and deliver educational programs the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) launch their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) platform for pharmacists across the Commonwealth.
Pharmacists are fundamental to healthcare delivery and have stepped up to the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also highlighted that digital communications as well as education and training are fundamental for pharmacists and pharmacy services to continue to develop and deliver healthcare.
The CPA had a vision to create a CPD platform developed by pharmacists, for pharmacists, to impact global pharmacy practice. Access to the CPA CPD platform will mean accessing high quality content that pharmacists can directly apply to their everyday practice.
Manjula Halai, Membership & Engagement Lead, CPA
The CPD platform delivers a CPA charitable aim that is ‘to share knowledge and educational resources in order to continually develop the knowledge and skills of the pharmacy profession throughout the commonwealth’.
The platform launches the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme (AMS), with content developed by the CwPAMS programme, Funded by the UK aid Fleming Fund to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally, more information about this successful partnership here. AMR is recognised as global threat and pharmacists can play a bigger role to help raise AMR through AMS programmes.
The CPA worked in collaboration with Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pharmaceutical Association and the Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmaceutical Association to help develop a platform that was specifically designed for low- and middle-income nations.
The intuitive design features of the platform make it accessible on any device and at any time to work through bite-size modules. A user dashboard tracks individual progress and achievements, in addition member organisations have designated secure access to areas for adding content.