competences, and competences for community and hospital
pharmacists have been updated, and new ones integrated
for primary care, medicines management and other roles.
This is to reflect current practice more accurately
and to allow the RPSGB to review CPD records more effectively
providing more meaningful feedback.
The new competences have been mapped to the old competences.
For existing online users, the updated competences
have automatically substituted any old competences
and a log of what has been substituted is available
when users login, areas where an exact match is not
found are highlighted to the user. For further information
regarding the change to competences please click
New CPD Online users and users of CPD Desktop will
only see the new competences, so do not need to do
anything. The relevant roles or sectors of practice
will have to be selected in the Personal Profile section
for all the competences relating to your role to be
Those who are keeping their CPD record on paper can
simply start using the new competences and do not need
to substitute new for old in their existing record.
Click here to download
a copy of the new competences. If you experience any
difficulties downloading the files please contact the
technical helpdesk on 01225 383 663. Alternatively,
contact the CPD team on 020 7572 2540 or email email@example.com to
request a paper copy of the competences to be sent
Please note, the competences within the CPD recording
system are intended to be a starting point. Users are
encouraged to switch-off competences that do not apply
to them by using the ‘edit competences’ function
found in CPD Online and CPD Desktop and to add their
own competences where there appear to be gaps. The
competences are there to help pharmacists and pharmacy
technicians identify learning needs and to demonstrate
how their learning applies to roles they undertake
or intend to undertake. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
are not expected to demonstrate learning against all
of the competences that apply to them. Instead they
are advised to prioritise and focus on those most in
need of development.