The CPD section contains articles to help you maintain your professional skills, gain new ones, follow best practice and develop your career. Use the index to find the sort of information you want.
You can find articles on specific topics and which have been classed as CPD — continuing professional development — in The Pharmaceutical Journal in the list.
Also listed are a range of other pieces that can be used for CPD, such as InfoPOEMS and articles from Hospital Pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacist.
If you are looking for something that will help you more widely with your CPD, you can search our library for a much wider range of articles to help you develop your clinical and professional skills
If you have any questions arising from these articles, visit our Ask the expert section. If the article is listed there, you can send your question in and we will try to get an answer for you.
Below are some articles that contain advice about CPD.
Lin-Nam Wang looks at the emergence of learning communities across England
Nicola Arnold, Adele Jones and Julia Douglas outline for practising pharmacists and practising registered pharmacy technicians what reviewers will be looking for in continuing professional development records and draw attention to common pitfalls to avoid when recording CPD
Members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society could be called upon to submit their continuing professional development (CPD) records for review from 27 July 2009
I am a community pharmacist who suspects his continuing professional development record should be better. It is hard to get past the idea that CPD should be some structured, formal undertaking of great solemnity and importance. Consequently, anything I do feels inadequate for inclusion
At the end of July 2009, the first pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be asked to submit records of their continuing professional development under the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s “call and review” programme will receive the request through the post. They will be given six weeks from the date of the letter in which to send in their records. It could be you
New standards from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society state that pharmacists should be making nine CPD entries a year. If you are making fewer, or are without a record, now is the time to engage
In this article, Heidi Wright, the Society’s head of practice, summarises the most common questions about submission of CPD records.
This article, from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, contains the professional standards and guidance for continuing professional development for practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
Lin-Nam Wang talks to Peter Wilson, the Society’s head of education and development, about the newly approved professional standards for CPD.
In this article, the Society's post-registration team explains its latest steps towards mandatory continuing professional development
By now, pharmacists will be familiar with the Society’s CPD recording format. Seven of them give examples of the CPD they have recorded
Lin-Nam Wang reveals why pharmacists should look out for a continuing professional development facilitator at their local branch meetings
Five pharmacists with very different roles describe the types of CPD they undertake
There are two types of CPD: learning that starts at reflection and learning that starts at action. For this article, The Pharmaceutical Journal asked pharmacists working in different sectors of pharmacy to describe the activities they have been doing for their CPD