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What Does the Hospital Pharmacy Review mean for me?

16 Nov 2017 12:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Basic and Senior Grade Pharmacists

At present there is no formal route to specialisation in Hospital Pharmacy; this is in contrast to many of our professional colleagues in Dietetics and Physiotherapy for example who have a clinical specialist grade.

This means that many highly qualified (77% of hospital pharmacists hold a related post graduate qualification) and experienced pharmacists are working as unrecognised, and often underutilised, specialists in clinical areas.

The Hospital Pharmacy Review recommends the establishment of a Clinical Specialist Pharmacist grade; this reflects the contribution Hospital Pharmacists make to patient care in complex and key specialities.

About the association

The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland (HPAI) is a voluntary organisation that represents it members on issues relevant to hospital pharmacists.

Mission Statement

The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland exists to:

  • further the development of hospital pharmacy practices.
  • assist in the provision of continuing pharmaceutical education.
  • represent the views of the hospital pharmacist on issues of relevance to hospital pharmacy.
  • advance the professional welfare of our members



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