Workforce transformation

Through a number of projects SHPA is working to transform the pharmacy profession and enable a workforce that has the capacity and flexibility within an ever-changing healthcare system. Current projects include: 


National and International Pharmacy and Health Workforce Reports

SHPA monitors national and international literature on workforce initiatives. 

FIP Global Vision for Education and Workforce and Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) publishes a global vision for education and workforce linking to current global health and health education policy. It provides guidance to all FIP member organisations (including SHPA) on the anticipated health challenges of the future. The Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (PWDGs) provide strategic guidance to SHPA's workforce transformation initiatives, and projects are directly aligned with specific PWDGs.  

Transforming Our Workforce     
Workforce development, workforce planning and workforce intelligence are key issues for global healthcare reform. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made it clear that there is no possibility of healthcare delivery without a corresponding capable and competent workforce; universal healthcare coverage is not possible without a fully functional health care workforce. International Pharmaceutical Federation – FIP (2016). Transforming Our Workforce. The Hague, The Netherlands: International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation – Discussion Paper – July 2016     
Discussion paper on the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation looking at the role of community pharmacy and pharmacists in the delivery of primary health care to the Australian community, both now and into the future. King S, Scott B, Watson J. Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation - Discussion Paper. Canberra: Department of Health; 2016. 

Advanced Practice and Specialization in Pharmacy: Global Report 
This document addresses specialization and advanced practice policy and implementation at country level, in various countries based on a study they conducted. 
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Advanced Practice and Specialisation in Pharmacy: Global Report 2015. The Hague: International Pharmaceutical Federation; 2015. See also a summarised document: Key Findings of the FIP Advanced Practice and Specialisation in Pharmacy

FIP Global Pharmacy Workforce Intelligence: Trends Report 2015   
This FIPEd Global Report on Workforce Trends is the first publication of its kind to provide a baseline on the current growing global trend, regarding capacity building and pharmacist numbers. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Global Pharmacy Workforce Intelligence: Trends Report 2015. The Hague: International Pharmaceutical Federation; 2015.

Impact of an expanded ward pharmacy technician role on service-delivery and workforce outcomes in a subacute aged care service 
This paper describes an evaluation of the impact of the expanded WPT role on the pharmacy workforce, delivery of pharmacy services and staff and patient satisfaction. Elliott RA, Perera D, Mouchaileh N,  Antoni R, Woodward M, Tran T, Garrett K.  Impact of an expanded ward pharmacy technician role on service-delivery and workforce outcomes in a subacute aged care service. J Pharm Pract Res 2014; 44: 95–104.

Building upon pharmacists’ practice in Australia: A vision for the profession 2014
The statement endorses pharmacists as leading healthcare professionals in medication management, sets out the principles that underlie the focus, nature and quality of their practice and provides guidance for the advancement of their practice through integrated development of a range of key enabling domains. 

Pharmacy Workforce Recruitment and Retention: an Australian Area Health Service Perspective 
This study investigates factors influencing the recruitment and retention of pharmacy staff within the Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Service. Garrett T. Pharmacy Workforce Recruitment and Retention: an Australian Area Health Service Perspective. J Pharm Pract Res 2008; 38: 183–7.

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