Link to EAHP Statements
Section 1: Introductory Statement and Governance
Section 6: Education and Research
The Common Training Framework (CTF) is a legal tool to achieve automatic professional qualification recognition across EU countries. It can be used by associations such as EAHP to lower mutual recognition barriers of education and training systems for professionals – such as hospital pharmacists – that can currently not make full use of their free movement rights.
Apart from the facilitation of labour mobility, the competency-based approach to training, staff development and assessment of a CTF will improve the effectiveness of those who provide care and the outcome for patients. By harmonising systems and opening the hospital pharmacy profession further to the exchange of best practises patients will have access to the same quality care in every European country.
With success comes challenges and with that comes change. Hence, the pathway towards developing competencies required of a hospital pharmacist and applying them across Europe was not always easy. Considerable progress has however been made since 2014 in both countries with an existing specialisation and countries establishing a specialisation with the help of CTF. The dream of a specialisation for hospital pharmacists has thus evolved into a tool that is slowly being widely across Europe.
This presentation will take you on the journey of CTF realisation and showcase the progress made and the challenges faced by both countries that already have a specialisation and those that were using the competency framework developed by EAHP to establish a specialisation.
After the seminar, participants should be able to:
• have an increased awareness of the competencies required of a hospital pharmacist;
• understand the benefits and challenges of a European recognition of the title ' hospital pharmacist';
• recognise the importance of quality assurance of post graduate education.
Keywords: CTF, mobility, motivation, statements, success story, implementation trajectory, success factor, challenges, facilitating the workplace, quality of care across Europe, Status of CTF, challenges and successes.