Pharmacy Board stands by new CPD rule

The Pharmacy Board has defended its requirement for pharmacists to draw up a CPD plan, arguing it carried out “rigorous public consultation” and gave the profession ample time to get across the reform.

This follows a backlash over the new registration requirement as the deadline for finalising the document looms.

Pharmacists are expected to declare that they have a plan and have met its goals when they apply for annual registration with AHPRA in November.

But this week it emerged that the estimated completion rate is about 10%.

The issue has been trending on this site all week, with readers slamming the new a requirement as a “ridiculous” waste of time. Some have even vowed to defy it.

Several employee pharmacists claim the requirement is an unreasonable time impost on someone earning $25 an hour.

But the Pharmacy Board