The Clinical Competency Achievement Tool (ClinCAT®) is a competency framework that supports Australian pharmacists training and development, recruitment and performance reviews, while benefiting individual pharmacists, pharmacy departments, consumers and the profession by:
- raising the standards and consistency of pharmacy practice
- providing quality assurance for pharmacy practice
- identifying inadequacies in systems and processes
- identifying professional development needs of pharmacists, and more.
The ClinCAT® achievement tool includes activities defined by national standards of clinical pharmacy practice expected of a pharmacist practising at the general level. ClinCAT® seminars train pharmacists as evaluators and equip them to perform evaluations.
ClinCAT® is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council as a Group 2 CPD activity for individuals, as a Group 1 CPD activity for trainee evaluators, and as a Group 3 CPD activity for trained evaluators.
Want to improve your clinical pharmacy skills?
“Sometimes we forget what services we are expected to provide and end up developing our own very individual ways of practising clinical pharmacy. The ClinCAT® tool simply reminded me of all the little things that I hadn’t been doing consistently. It is definitely a memory refresher...”
Want to become a ClinCAT® trained evaluator?
SHPA convenes ClinCAT® seminars to train pharmacists as ClinCAT® evaluators. As an evaluator you are equipped to perform ClinCAT® evaluations.
“Using the ClinCAT® has been the highlight of my role as a pharmacy educator. It is a practical and meaningful way of learning on the job, using a tried and true method. It also provides the opportunity to set some learning goals for each individual pharmacist: an educator’s dream come true!”