The RPS Faculty provides a structure for your professional development. We highly recommend that you use the tools to identify your areas good practice and areas for development. This will help you focus your learning. Joining the RPS Faculty gives you the opportunity to benchmark and perhaps distinguish yourself from your peers; gaining a post-nominal to reflect your stage of advanced practice as you do so. You also receive access to a library of tools and resources to support your professional development.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, consultant pharmacists are expected to have a minimum of Expert Professional Practice, Collaborative Working Relationships and Leadership at Mastery, with Management, Education, Training and Development, and Research and Evaluation at Advanced Stage II. It should be remembered that these are the minimum requirements for a specific post, therefore a consultant pharmacist could apply for a post with Advanced Stage II and their Faculty portfolio and Professional Development Plan could be used a plan to develop and advance to Fellowship stage within 5 years.
We are working with the Consultant Pharmacists Group to determine a career pathway.