What is the European Council for Pharmacy Education Accreditation (ECPhA)?
Founded as an indepent association by EAHP and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.The European Council for Pharmacy Education Accreditation (ECPhA) is establishing a system for accrediting lifelong learning education in pharmacy. ECPhA’s mission is to help improve the quality of continuing education in pharmacy practiced in healthcare settings across Europe via accrediting live and online lifelong learning events throughout collaborating with national healthcare professional associations and national accrediting bodies.
This will be achieved through applying high quality standards in the assessment of available and future continuous professional development and educational programmes, which address the needs and current practice of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the pharmacy staff practicing in Europe.
ECPhA is an accreditation provider so the goal of ECPhA is to present an additional layer to the national accreditation systems in the countries where there is one, and not be a substitute of them. A European body, such as ECPhA, will ensure that accreditation of European continued education events is aligned with European practice.
In addition, ECPhA is facilitating the attendance of national education events by participants from other countries by ensuring the transferability of contin- ued education points between countries. ECPhA’s accreditation is also open to other countries from outside Europe.
ECPhA applies high quality standards in the assessment of available educational programmes, which address the needs and current practice of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the pharmacy staff practicing in Europe and worldwide.
You can find more information about ECPhA here.