NPS pharmacy practice reviews

Our pharmacy practice reviews are free quality improvement activities that help pharmacists and intern pharmacists to review their current practice for patients with certain conditions compared, with current best practice standards, guidelines and pharmacist competencies.

About pharmacy practice reviews

Pharmacy practice reviews use best practice standards and guidelines to help pharmacists review current practice, consider implementing changes to practice, review and reflect on these changes, and monitor progress.

Review materials also focus on identifying priorities for patient counselling, provide tools to assist effective counselling and identify pharmacist competencies which will be addressed by completion of the activity.

All participants complete data collection for 10 patients, receive a feedback report that includes individual results, aggregate results of all participants' practices and an expert commentary on the aggregate results. Participants are provided with a template to record their development and learning plan.

Accredited PSA activity

Qualifying for CPD points

This activity has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist's CPD plan.

Recognition for continuing professional development

For information about recording continuing professional development, see About points, incentives and QPI

Pharmacy practice reviews assist pharmacists to meet the following competency standards as set out in the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia 2010:

  • Standard 1.2 Practise to accepted standards
  • Standard 1.3 Deliver ‘patient-centred’ care
  • Standard 1.5 Maintain and extend professional competence
  • Standard 2.1 Communicate effectively
  • Standard 2.2 Work to resolve problems
  • Standard 2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
  • Standard 3.4 Manage quality service delivery
  • Standard 4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines
  • Standard 4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines
  • Standard 6.1 Assess primary health care needs
  • Standard 6.2 Deliver primary health care
  • Standard 6.3 Contribute to public and preventive health
  • Standard 7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making
  • Standard 7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use