Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Launches the global Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Platform
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. 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 – London, UK, November 24 2020
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. Antimicrobial resistance (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 (PSZ), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pharmaceutical Association (SVGPA Inc) and the Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmaceutical Association (KEPA) to help develop a platform that was specifically designed for low- and middle-income (LMIC) 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.