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Who We Are
The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is an organisation of Commonwealth professional pharmaceutical bodies and individual members, dedicated to promoting and disseminating the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth and to improving the quality and range of services offered by pharmacists.
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The Commonwealth Pharmacists Associations aim is to establish and maintain the highest possible professional standards of pharmacy throughout the Commonwealth through distance learning, workshops, travelling fellowships, and the provision of resources e.g. British National Formularies. If you would like to show your support please join us as a member or donate here…
2015 Commonwealth Theme – A message from the Commonwealth Secretary General
A new theme is chosen annually for Commonwealth Day, and as a focus for activities undertaken during the ensuing year led by Governments of Commonwealth member states and by Commonwealth organisations.
Themes are agreed in consultation with representatives of Commonwealth civil society and presented for approval by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth. The theme chosen for 2015 is ‘A Young Commonwealth’.
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In the past 12-18 months the Executive Committee of CPA, in recognition of the importance and value of CPA to individuals, organisations and Governments in delivering better health care and, in particular, improved medicines management, has developed a new strategy. This strategy is designed to enable the organisation to better respond to the challenges of the 21st century, to build its membership and offer a greater level of support to its members, particularly to those in the developing world; also to strengthen and extend its collaborative networks in the interests of synergistic working.
Here you will find our strategy. Click to open as a PDF or right click and choose “save as/save link as” to save it to your computer. CPA Strategic Plan 2014
CPA Conference 2015
The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is very pleased to announce the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS) as hosts for the 13th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Conference in 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Pharmaceutical Policy Paper Part 2
This is the second article in a two-part series on pharmaceutical policy. The first focused upon the pharmaceutical and medicines management challenges, their implications for policy making, the criticality of the evidence base and the need for the pharmacists to be more fully engaged in the policy making process.
Your Health, Your Pharmacists – 1 of 5 Short Films from The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa
Travel Fellowship Award 2015
CPA is excited to invite applications from pharmacy students and recent pharmacy graduates for the chance to win a £2,000 travel award. The award, to be used by the successful applicant to visit a Commonwealth country of their choice, will give the opportunity to improve their own practice skills and in turn assist with the development of pharmacy in their own country, through meeting with pharmacists, pharmacy organisations and regulatory authorities.
More information on how to apply can be found here:
International Pharmaceutical Federation on Ebola
Information from pharmacists sources in Sierra Leone
- Ebola victims include pharmacy professionals
- Role for pharmacists in the coordinated international response
- FIP draws attention to WHO resources
Further details here: http://tinyurl.com/p4jcqlv
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