Pharmacy technicians: a multi-faceted approach to developing a new cadre of pharmacy support personnel in south africa

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: LUKAS, Stephanie (St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Office of International Programs; Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, St. Louis, United States)
  • Co-author(s): Stephanie Lukas: Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, United States
    Teri-Lynne Fogarty: Pharmacy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Shirley-Anne I. Boschmans: Pharmacy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Kenneth W. Schafermeyer: Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, United States
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    A need for a pharmacy support workforce cadre with an extended scope of practice was communicated to the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) by the National Department of Health (NDoH) to prepare for the NHI rollout. Prior to the publication of the scope and qualification, an expert team of stakeholders held several workshops to write a

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