C2 - Global workforce development goals – Progress and evaluation


Organised by FIPEd in collaboration with the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, the FIP Community Pharmacy Section, the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section, the FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, FIP’s SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and the FIP Young Pharmacists Group


Ian Bates (UCL School of Pharmacy, UK) and Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)


As a result of the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education, held in Nanjing, China, in 2016, a set of global workforce development goals (WDGs) were developed by FIP and FIPEd through a consultation process. The WDGs are intended to guide FIP’s member organisations, partners and stakeholders to support the development of the pharmaceutical workforce from pre-service to advanced practice. Research, evaluation and progress monitoring of the outcomes of the WDGs is vital to advance the pharmaceutical workforce. In this session, sharing the innovations, tools and best practices in a creative hub environment will allow participants to engage with the WDGs and take away ideas to develop their own national strategies according to international recommendations. Participants will be invited to engage with the vision and strategic plans of FIPEd for the WDGs.


09:00 – 09:05  Introduction by the chairs

  1. 09:05 – 09:25 The global healthcare workforce: Impact and capacity — How globalisation impacts on national priorities
    Jim Campbell (WHO)
  2. 09:25 – 09:45 Innovation in academy (focus on the schools, universities and education providers) — WDGs 1 to 3
    Jacqui McLaughlin (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, USA)
  3. 09:45 – 10:05 Tools for professional development (focus on the pharmaceutical workforce) — WDGs 4 to 8
    Raymond Anderson and Amy Chan (Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, UK)
  4. 10:05 – 10:20 “Pharmacy Workforce Intelligence: Global Trends Report 2018” Launch of this this FIP Report by Chris John (FIPEducation Lead for Workforce Intelligence).

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break

Report launch photograph with attendees

5. 10:40 – 11:00 Strategies for systems (focus on policy development, governmental strategy and planning, and monitoring systems) — WDGs 9 to 13
Rose-Marie Parr (NHS Scotland, UK) and Ailsa Power (NHS Education for Scotland, Scotland)

6. 11:00 – 11:55 Workshop activity and feedback including panel discussion by presenters.

7. 11:50 – 12:00 Conclusion by the chairs

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of the WDGs;
  2. Identify the key messages of the WDGs and how they relate to local activities;
  3. Describe the progress of the WDGs according to the three clusters and how they can be applied locally or transnationally.

Type of session: Knowledge-based