The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is inviting pharmacy professionals to participate in a survey to help determine entry-to-practice competencies for individuals entering the pharmacist and pharmacy technician professions in Canada.
This survey is part of NAPRA’s efforts to review and update the Professional Competencies for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice in Canada to ensure that they clearly reflect the competencies required for safe and effective practice of pharmacy professionals. NAPRA began a review of the entry-to-practice competencies in 2022 and has developed a revised draft of the document with the help of a working group comprised of practising pharmacy professionals, representatives of pharmacy regulatory authorities, as well as representatives from relevant external organizations.
You are eligible to participate in one of the surveys if:
- you are a practising pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Canada who provides care directly to patients,
- you supervise the work of practising pharmacists or pharmacy technicians in Canada,
- you provide education to pharmacist or pharmacy technician students in Canada, or
- you work in the regulation of pharmacy practice in Canada.
Your survey participation is crucial for establishing the validity of the updates and revisions that are being considered for the entry-to-practice competencies.
The survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. The survey closing date is December 22, 2023.
By choosing to participate in this survey, you will be contributing to the quality of assessment and education of pharmacy professionals in Canada in the future. This will udpate the foundation for what pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to do when they enter practice.