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Creating development goal indicators – bridging data and outcomes (Eastern Mediterranean Region)

A webinar organised by:
24 October 2022

Summary of “Creating development goal indicators – bridging data and outcomes” events

FIP member organisations of each region selected some of the FIP Development Goals which are the priorities of their region. Eastern Mediterranean region: DG 2 (Early career training strategy), DG 5 (Competency development), DG 9 (Continuing professional development strategies), DG 13 (Policy development), and DG 19 (Patient safety).

FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory (GPO) team members have designed and developed indicators to support tracking progress towards the development goals.​ This globally validated list of indicators across all DGs will monitor progress worldwide and support each country in the process of transformation of their workforce, education, practice, and pharmaceutical science. FIP is developing a framework for selecting indicators and a monitoring and evaluating DGs.  This will enable the design of global Atlas (data visualisation) dashboards that will drive and inform improvement and monitor trends over time. 

The process for tracking the development goals is first is to select priority DGs by identifying general, broad areas where there are active, ongoing national policies or projects mapped to the FIP DGs. The next step is to select the right indicators. Indicators are useful to provide measurable progress towards DGs, identify areas that need attention and support continuous improvement. After that, a monitoring and evaluation framework can be developed. Lastly, continuous development can be provided by regularly updating Atlas dashboards to present how the data changes over time. Atlas dashboards can include an actionable overview of a limited set of key indicators with novel ways of bringing attention to those areas that are advancing the profession or experiencing challenges. These have significant potential to support regular reviews of DG progress and improve the data quality.

East Mediterranean Region Panel Discussion on DG priorities and data requirements:

  • In Qatar, there is a gap in DG 2 (Early career training strategy) i.e. there is a need for training for the early career pharmacists. This also aligns with the competency framework, which is needed for both early graduated pharmacists and advanced pharmacists.
  • Qatar have done well so far on DG 1 (Academic capacity) and DG 3 (Quality assurance). In terms of quality assurance, College of Pharmacy at Qatar University have gone through accreditation at Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAP).
  • The top priority is to develop a practice framework for pharmacist practitioners whether they are in early or advanced career.
  • Data needed are the number of pharmacists in the country within different sectors, and whether they are following professional development program or certifying system for continuing their education. Currently Qatar also has a committee which is focusing on professional development not only for pharmacists but also for all health care profession in general. Qatar can also learn to create the framework from FIP and neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia.
  • There is a gap between science, education and workforce which need to be connected in EMR. The competency of pharmacists at work is important. More efforts relating to pharmacy education are needed such as accreditation for the educational level, continuous education, certification, and competency framework as a standard. The variation in pharmacy education globally also needs to be unified.

Last update 12 September 2019

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