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FIP Development Goal 13: Policy development


 FIP Development Goal 13 Workforce Element

FIP Development Goal 13 [w]



Globally, we will have:

Clear and manageable strategies to implement comprehensive needs-based development of the pharmaceutical workforce throughout the entire professional career life cycle.


  • Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for holistic needs-based approaches to professional development across all settings and stages.

  • Develop strategies where pharmaceutical science and professional services are the driving forces for this activity.

  • Strategies to include policies addressing pharmaceutical workforce welfare, well-being and safety in the workplace.

View the FIP Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 13 Advanced and specialist development here.


FIP Development Goal 13 Practice Element

FIP Development Goal 13 [p]



Globally, we will have:

Clear pharmacy-led strategies to develop and implement needs- and evidence-based practice-related policies​ on service implementation, integration and remuneration, aligned with broader national health policies and priorities.


  • Develop and implement policies and regulations through appropriate statutory and regulatory reform, that responds to patient and societal needs and extends the scope of pharmacy practice accordingly.

  • Use policy tools and regulations to support and shape pharmacy practice in all jurisdictions and provide adequate frameworks for service implementation, integration and remuneration.

  • Develop policies and mechanisms to incentivise and encourage intra- and inter-professional collaboration integrated care delivery.

  • Implement policy review systems that measure the validity, relevance, implementation and uptake of policies.

  • Develop emergency and contingency action plans to expand the scope of practice in emergency situations.


FIP Development Goal 13 Science Element 

FIP Development Goal 13 [s]



Globally, we will have:

Defined strategies to implement needs-based pharmaceutical policies that drive national research priorities, intellectual property protection, licensing, and pricing decisions for medical products.


  • Contribute to the development of global standards in regulation.

  • Support science-based policies guiding development and assessment of medicinal & medical products.

Find out more about the 21 FIP Development Goals for transforming global pharmacy here.
Last update 30 September 2020

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