Public Consultations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) carries out regular public consultations so that the opinion and input of our stakeholders is considered in the work we are undertaking. 

The PSI, as the pharmacy regulator, acts to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of patients and the public. Our vision is to ensure that pharmacy services are delivered in a competent, professional and ethical manner and in an appropriate environment, to the highest standards of quality care and best practice.

Consultation on the review of the CPD Model for Pharmacists

In keeping with the PSI’s commitment to the EFQM quality framework, the PSI is now seeking to review the current continuing professional development (CPD) model for pharmacists.

What is the consultation about?

Following on from a detailed review and assessment of international (CPD) models in 2009, the PSI introduced a portfolio-based, self-reflective CPD model for pharmacists. The model allows pharmacists to employ a wide range of learning methods to meet their individual learning needs. In accordance with the legislation underpinning the model, pharmacists must maintain an online record of their CPD (ePortfolio) and demonstrate evidence of this to the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) on request, once in every five years. Additionally, patient facing pharmacists may be requested to present for Practice Review. Having completed the first five year cycle of the CPD model for pharmacists, the PSI is now seeking feedback from pharmacists.

Consultation process

Please submit your comments or feedback using this online survey or by email. The survey will remain open until Friday, 23 April 2021.

Public Consultations, Data Protection and Freedom of Information:

Please note that submissions made to the PSI during its public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.The information provided to PSI consultations will be stored in a secure and confidential manner by the PSI, it will only be used for the purposes outlined and it will be deleted in line with the PSI’s record retention policy. After each public consultation we publish a consultation report on this website that contains a summary of comments received, the PSI response to those, and lists the organisations that have given their feedback, where those have been provided.

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