RPS Annual Credentialing Report
What is the purpose of the RPS annual credentialing report?
The purpose of this document is to share high-stakes RPS credentialing assessment data with the profession and public to:
- Demonstrate our commitment to transparency in line with our RPS assessment principles and RPS curriculum quality framework
- Help inform future development and training of the pharmacy workforce
- Inform UK pharmacy workforce strategies, including any identified development and training needs
- Identify performance trends, including any differential attainment from candidate groups, to help inform the creation of collaborative mitigation plans and interventions with key educational partners
How can different stakeholders use the RPS annual credentialing report?
Candidates can see key performance trends across the different curriculum domains and use the qualitative feedback from the competence committee chairs to inform the development of their own portfolios.
Expert mentors and professional coaches can see key performance trends across the different curriculum domains and use the qualitative feedback from the competence committee chairs to help them support candidates to develop high quality portfolios.
Education & training providers can use the data and qualitative feedback to design learning and support which target areas of need and which optimise candidates’ success.
Employers can use the data and qualitative feedback to support the design of professional and personal development plans and support structures for employees undertaking credentialing.
Service planners and commissioners can use the data and qualitative feedback to understand performance of candidates across the curriculum domains to inform commissioned support and learning. These data will also provide insight into the number of credentialled individuals across the devolved nations and their areas of practice.
Patients and lay people can see how many pharmacists are being credentialed at different levels and where they currently practise.