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.  This legislation underpins the PSIs CPD process and the CPD obligations placed on pharmacists, including the requirement to maintain a record of CPD in an ePortfolio and participate in ePortfolio Review.

The Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) carries out the ePortfolio Review process, which starts with the PSI selecting the names of pharmacists from the Register of Pharmacists each year. These pharmacists are asked to submit an extract from their ePortfolio to the IIOP for review. Pharmacists are called once in every five years to submit this extract.

Once notified, selected pharmacists can then expect to receive communication directly from the IIOP. Pharmacists must ensure they have registered their correct contact email address with the IIOP. The IIOP will advise pharmacists on how they can submit their extracts, what type of extracts are sought for the review and when the submission should be made. The IIOP will also advise on the 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 2022

Pharmacists selected for ePortfolio Review for 2022/2023 period have been notified by email from the PSI. These are sent to the email address a pharmacist has previously provided to the PSI. This email address can be updated in the PSI Registration Portal.

The IIOP will contact pharmacists who have been selected in October 2022 with further details about the process. They will also provide information about supporting information available to help pharmacists to prepare to submit an extract from their ePortfolio. The ePortfolio Review Standards are the standards against which your ePortfolio submission will be reviewed. Further information is available on the IIOP website. The first submission window opens in January 2023.

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. If, having reviewed the policy you wish to submit an application, you can do so by filling out this online form. You will also need to email copies of supporting documentation to cpd@psi.ie, details of which are outlined in the policy. Applications will be managed on a case by case basis in strictest confidence.

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