To see how the ALCF is being used across the UK and internationally, read the results of our survey.


Pharmacy Management Framework

The Pharmacy Management Framework, in line with the ACLF, draws heavily on NHS documents relating to leadership and management, as well as from outputs from pharmacy leadership groups. It is intended to help pharmacists make the transition from practitioner to hospital chief pharmacist. It includes aspects relating to professional management and leadership, as well as generic service and people management competencies. It also aids the identification of professional development needs towards that goal, whilst valuing the knowledge, skills and abilities that they already possess as practitioners.

Conceptually, the ACLF and pharmacy management framework can be considered as specific presentations drawn from a pool of similarly structured higher-level competencies, grouped into clusters. As the majority of the ACLF content is relevant to both chief pharmacists and advanced practitioners, it means that the core content can be used to support the development of pharmacists aspiring to either role. The similar structure of both frameworks allows for workforce flexibility and facilitates potential changes in career direction between advanced practice and pharmacy management.



Professional Development Framework for Staff Involved in Pharmacy Education, Training and Workforce Development 

The NHS Pharmacy Education and Development Committee and UKCPA Education and Training Special Interest Group have produced a professional development framework for staff involved in pharmacy education, training and workforce development. The framework is based on the ACLF developed by CoDEG.  




An expert group of critical care pharmacists have produced guidance for pharmacists wishing to specialise in the area of adult critical care. Click here for more information.

For information on the development of the General Level Framework in Australia click here.




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