Application to join Practice Groups and nominate for Leadership Committee election

Practice Groups

A community for SHPA members with existing or developing expertise in a specialty who want to grow and share their expertise and lead specialty pharmacy practice.

Why join:

  • Ability to join up to 5 streams
  • Contribute to publications, CPD, policy and submissions, Expert Practice Framework and more
  • Develop and oversee Standards of Practice
  • Networking to support the development of your expertise and guide early-career pharmacists
  • Resources including online discussion forums
  • Eligibility to nominate for election to Leadership Committees

Complete Section A of this application form to join Practice Groups in SHPA's Specialty Practice Streams.

You need to demonstrate your expertise in the specialty by uploading your CV. Please include details of how long you have worked in the specialty or a closely related area, now or in the past, additional professional development you have done in this field, and any related research, teaching, publications or presentations. 

This information ensures the Practice Group provides a network of experienced pharmacists to inform development of the specialty, and grow awareness of people working the same field as colleagues and resources. SHPA will only check relevant experience for inaugural Practice Group members to assist the process – in future this acceptance process will be coordinated by the Leadership Committee. 

Members of COSPs do not need to complete this step as they have already demonstrated their expertise in their specialty. COSP members are automatically enrolled into the corresponding Practice Group.

Practice Group members commit to stream activities and regular engagement through the discussion forum therefore we recommend joining no more than FIVE practice groups.

Eligibility:

  • be a financial member of SHPA and have been so for at least 12 months
  • be in the eligible membership category - Student and Intern members ARE NOT eligible to join Practice Groups
  • be a member of the Interest Group(s) corresponding to the Practice Group(s) you are applying for.

Leadership Committee

A dynamic group of members with a deeper involvement and expertise in their specialty who drive activities for the benefit of all members.

Why join:

  • Direct policy and education
  • Advocate for change at a senior level
  • Contribute to Therapeutic Guidelines, publications and other key resources
  • Receive recognition as a leader in your specialty
  • Network with other experts and key stakeholders
  • Resources including online discussion forums
  • Support from Practice Groups and SHPA Secretariat

Only Practice Group members can nominate to be elected to Leadership Committees.

How to join?

Nominate for a Leadership Committee by completing Section A to select the Practice Groups you are applying for (COSP members are exempt from this step) AND Section B to nominate for election to a Leadership Committee.

Nominations for inaugural Leadership Committees are still open.

Leadership Committee elections will be held between 1-10 September 2017 with Chair elected at first committee meetings in September and October 2017.

Please direct any enquiries about Practice Group and Leadership Committee processes to specialtypractice@shpa.org.au.

 

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