CPD for Pharmacists

Since 1999 Focus on Health has provided Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for a wide range of healthcare professionals. We are very proud to now also include pharmacists.

Our dedicated team strives to generate new solutions to make the CPD environment so much easier to navigate. Focus on Health’s pre-selection of activities and providing these timeously, save you time and money. While colleagues search for activities, are frustrated with data bundle fees, slow internet connections, your CPD is sorted. This gives you the advantage of always knowing we have your back when it comes to your CPD.

What is CPD and how does it work?

Registered persons are required to keep abreast of developments in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences, professional standards requirements, the laws governing pharmacy and medicines and advances in knowledge and technology relating to the use of medicines. This can only be achieved by an individual’s personal commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). CPD is the process by which persons registered with the SAPC continuously enhance their competence throughout their professional careers, and it encompasses a range of activities including continuing education and supplementary training.

The CPD process for pharmacists is not a point based system but is rather a comprehensive four step process. These steps are:

  • Step 1: Reflection

    • What do I need to know?
    • What do I need to be able to do?
  • Step 2: Planning

    • How can I learn what I need to learn?
    • What am I going to do to learn?
  • Step 3: Implementation

    • What did I do to achieve the learning outcome?
  • Step 4: Evaluation

    • What have I learnt?
    • How have I applied my learning?

Our CPD activities

All our activities are self-study material, which can be completed in your own time. You will receive a wide variety of topics at your disposal from which you may select the activities that you would like to complete the four step CPD cycle on. These activities consist of articles from open source peer reviewed journals and each activity is accompanied by a multiple-choice questionnaire which you may complete as part of the Evaluation step of the CPD cycle.

If you would like to have a look at the list of topics that we have available please click on the button below.

Who needs to complete CPD activities?

According to Board Notice 201 of 2019 all registered pharmacists shall be required to comply with requirements for CPD effective from 1 January 2020 and are required to submit a minimum of six CPD activities by 31 December annually.

How can Focus on Health help me?

We realise that CPD may be new and overwhelming to many pharmacists and therefore we would like to assure our members we will be there every step of the way to assist with the CPD cycle. We will also keep record of your portfolio of evidence on your behalf, as required by the SAPC. You can also expect to be continuously receive access to new activities as new topics emerge (for example, COVID-19).


The 2020 annual membership fee is R1,100.00.

So what now?

If you would like to become a member you may complete the application online or download the application form below.

If you would like to receive more information, or have any queries, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.

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