Update on the ePortfolio Review Process

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2015 (SI No 553 of 2015) came into effect on 1 January 2016.  These rules set out the legal framework to give effect to the PSI’s CPD model including a system of quality assurance of pharmacists’ CPD.

The system of quality assurance is known as the ePortfolio Review process and will be carried out by the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP).

The system will operate with the PSI randomly selecting the names of a group of pharmacists from the Register of Pharmacists each year to submit an extract from their ePortfolio to the IIOP for review. For more information on this year’s process please see below.

Once notified, selected pharmacists can then expect to subsequently receive communication directly from the IIOP advising of the deadline and details relating to the submission of individual ePortfolio extracts. The IIOP will also advise of any supports and tools that are available to pharmacists to assist in their submission.

Further information and supports about CPD and the ePortfolio system are available from the IIOP website.  Please also refer to the FAQ section on this website.

ePortfolio Review Process 2019

Pharmacists selected for ePortfolio Review for 2019/2020 period have been notified by email from the PSI on 23 July 2019.  These are sent to the email address a pharmacist has shared with the PSI at the time of registration. (Sometimes these emails may end up in junk mail - please check!)

Information and supporting materials on the ePortfolio review process are available from the IIOP. The ePortfolio Review Standards are the standards against which your ePortfolio submission will be reviewed.

Extenuating Circumstances Process

Pharmacists, who have been selected for ePortfolio review and feel that they have reason to be exempt should review the extenuating circumstances policy. Applications will be managed on a case by case basis in strictest confidence and should be submitted in writing either by post or by email to cpd@psi.ie. Application forms are available on request from the PSI.

You will find more useful information on the ePortfolio system in our answers to Frequently Asked Questions.