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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014
56
in 2011 rcsi was appointed by the
pharmaceutical society of ireland
(psi), the pharmacy regulator, as
the operational body for the irish
institute of pharmacy (iiop). the
institute was formally launched by
an taoiseach Enda kenny in dublin
castle in february 2012. in august
2013, the institute was established in
rcsi, with its offices located in textile
house. a steering group, involving
a cross-section of stakeholders,
was appointed to oversee the
management of the institute and held
its first meeting in october 2013.
the iiop is an important development
for the pharmacy profession. its role
is to oversee the management and
delivery of a continuing professional
development (cpd) system for
pharmacists in ireland and to support
the development of pharmacy practice
in ireland in line with international
best practice and evolving healthcare
needs.
IRISH
INSTITUTE
OF
PHARMACY
the primary focus of the iiop during its first
year was to develop support structures and
systems to facilitate the engagement in cpd
by pharmacists.
Dr Catriona Bradley, Executive
Director, Irish Institute of Pharmacy
Pictured are IIOP staff members (l-r) Hugh Carroll, Sonya Saénz Saralegui,
Dr Catriona Bradley, Aisling Reast and James O'Hagan