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FIP Development Goal 3: Quality assurance


 FIP Development Goal 3 Workforce Element


FIP Development Goal 3 [w]



Globally, we will have:

Transparent, contemporary and innovative processes for the quality assurance of needs-based education and training systems.


  • Ensure the quality of the workforce by quality assuring the continuous development and the delivery of adequate and appropriate education and training; quality assurance needs to address academic and institutional infrastructure in order to deliver the required needs and competency-based education and training.
  • Establish standards-based global guidance for quality assurance of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education in the context of local needs and practice.
  • Implement fair, effective and transparent policies and procedures for quality assurance of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education and training.
  • Define critical stakeholder input on development of adequate education and training and fair and effective policies, including necessary student input.
View the FIP Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 3 Advanced and specialist development here.




 FIP Development Goal 3 Practice Element


FIP Development Goal 3 [p]



Globally, we will have:

Training strategy & and infrastructures providing structured journeys for early career pharmacy practitioners including &and pharmacy support workers linked towards advanced practice and specialisation frameworks & and professional recognition & and certification.


  • Define standards for practice by pharmacists and pharmacy support workforce in community, hospital and other direct patient-care roles.
  • Develop standards-based guidance, practice-support tools and self-assessment tools for the implementation and delivery of professional services that are aligned with patient-, community- and health-system-needs.
  • Ensure systems are in place for upholding ethical practice across all areas of pharmaceutical practice.
  • Establish mechanisms and indicators for quality improvement including collaborative working, patient safety and professional standards.
  • Ensure the quality and effectiveness of pharmaceutical services by assuring the education, training, performance and professional development standards that develop a workforce fit to deliver those services.
  • Establish mechanisms for (‘real world’) pragmatic and useful evidence-based service implementation and service evaluation and monitoring such as audit systems, patient feedback, health outcomes research and cost effectiveness measures.


 FIP Development Goal 3 Science Element


FIP Development Goal 3 [s]



Globally, we will have:

Quality and integrity in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, and regulations to assure access to safe and effective medical products globally.


  • Create an accessible library of guidance documents defining quality assurance criteria for various pharmaceutical sciences focus areas.
  • Develop tools to improve knowledge of national regulatory requirements for medical products
  • Collaborate with global and regional stakeholders to develop mechanisms aimed at reducing substandard and falsified 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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