Developing and validating a competency framework for advanced pharmacy practice

This study has developed an evidence-based advanced practice competency framework, grounded in the multi-disciplinary literature and validated by expert opinion.

The report in 2001 by Ian Kennedym, relating to paediatric cardiac surgery in the Bristol area, highlighted important issues about quality of care. A fundamental priniciple identified within the report makes explicit what patients would consider to be implict in the care they receive; that is: “A patient is entitled to be cared for and by healthcare professionals with relevant and up-to-date skills and expertise.”

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, November 2004;():DOI:10.1211/PJ.2004.20202576