Irish Institute of Pharmacy

The Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP), established by the PSI, is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a system of continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists in Ireland. The IIOP is responsible for ensuring that these developments meet the emerging needs of patients and the wider healthcare system. It oversees the management and support mechanisms for CPD, and accredits and commissions education and training programmes in line with national policy, evolving healthcare needs and the needs of the profession.

The IIOP progresses the development of pharmacy practice in line with international best practice and ensures that it continues to maintain and build upon its position at the forefront of healthcare delivery.
In line with legislative requirements, the IIOP uses an online system known as the ePortfolio that facilitates pharmacists in recording their CPD activities.  The IIOP’s ePortfolio review process is designed to allow pharmacists to demonstrate their ongoing engagement with CPD.

If you have any queries regarding the ePortfolio system and the review process you should contact the IIOP in the first instance. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is currently contracted by the PSI to manage the Irish Institute of Pharmacy.


The IIOP Steering Group, appointed by the PSI is responsible for overseeing the development, establishment and ongoing operation of the IIOP and the new CPD system.  The Steering Group has also agreed a strategic plan for the Institute for 2014-2017. This sets out the objectives of the services to be provided by the Institute and identifies key targets and milestones for the delivery of these services. It also forms the basis for annual business and work programmes.

IIOP Steering Group

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  • Steering Group appointees

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