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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 7

Welcome to the Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 7 Advancing integrated services. This guide collates all information, evidence and expertise from FIP to support our members with measuring progress, evaluation, implementation and transformation processes. To access the full Workforce Reference Guide for the FIP Development Goals, click here.

FIP Development Goal 7 Workforce Element

Globally, we will have:

A patient-centred and integrated health services foundation for workforce development, relevant to social determinants of health and needs-based approaches to workforce development.


  • Systematic development of education and training activities based on local healthcare systems, their capacity and funding.
  • Evidence of systematic development policies and strategies for the strengthening and transforming pharmaceutical workforce education and the systematic training of trainers and educators.
  • Education providers must ensure, by the provision of evidence-based approaches, that lecturers, teachers and trainers are themselves appropriately trained for capability and competency.
  • Enable the pharmaceutical workforce and key stakeholders to promote health equity through actions related to social determinants of health.

View all elements of FIP Development Goal 7 here.

Related events & training       

The immediate global impact of COVID-19 on higher education institutions & workforce development


Workforce Development Hub Global Leads for FIP Development Goal 7


Marwan Akel (Lebanon)

Associate Professor, Chairperson Pharmacy Practice Department, Lebanese International University

Mariet Eksteen (South Africa)

Professional Development and Support at the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA)

Barbel Holbein (Germany)

University of Bremen Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg Lecturer & researcher; community pharmacist


Find out more about the FIP Workforce Development Hub and our other Global Leads here.


Ongoing projects


Bibliography & further reading

  • Melton BL, Lai Z. Review of community pharmacy services: what is being performed, and where are the opportunities for improvement? Integr Pharm Res Pract. 2017;6:79-89. Published 2017 Mar 6. doi:10.2147/IPRP.S107612
  • Pharmacist-provided services: Barriers to demonstrating value, Nguyen, Elaine et al. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Volume 59, Issue 1, 117 - 120
  • Carmen Crespo-Gonzalez, Shalom I.  Benrimoj, Moira Scerri, Victoria Garcia-Cardenas,
     Sustainability of innovations in healthcare: A systematic review and conceptual framework for professional pharmacy services Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2020, Pages 1331-1343
  • Defining professional pharmacy services in community pharmacy Joanna C.Moullin B.Pharm. Daniel Sabater-Hernández Ph.D., Fernando Fernandez-Llimos Ph.D., Shalom I.Benrimoj Ph.D Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Volume 9, Issue 6, November–December 2013, Pages 989-995
  • 'Transforming healthcare with AI: The impact on the workforce and organisations', March 2020;European Institute of Innovation & Technology EIT and McKinsey
  • Communication in times of a crisis – transfer to community pharmacies (slide kit)
     B.Holbein, April 2020, FIP liberary
  • Non-Dispensing Role of Pharmacists: Nutrition Counselling for Elderly Patients in Rural Regions,b. Holbein, Sept 2019, 79 th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sept. 22 – 26, 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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Last update 30 September 2020

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