RESOURCES: Publications


This page holds some useful and important references, most of which are available for you to view or download. Please note, you may not have access to the full-text of some journal articles.

For conference and other presentations of CoDEG's work please go to the presentations page.




Mestrovic et al. Individualized education and competency development of Croatian community pharmacists using the General Level Framework. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2012; 76 (2): Article 23.


McKenzie C., Borthwick M., Thacker M., Shulman R., Offord R., Tomlin M., Bates I., McRobbie D.  Developing a process for credentialing advanced level practice in the pharmacy profession using a multi-source evaluation tool.  Pharmaceutical J. 2011, 286.


Coombes I., Bates I. Duggan C., Galbraith K.  Developing and Recognising Advanced Practitioners in Australia: An Opportunity for a Maturing Profession?  Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 2011; 41 (1):17-20.


Meštrovića A., Staničić Z., Ortner Hadžiabdić M., Mucalo I., Bates I., Duggan C.,  Carter S.,  Bruno A.  Community pharmacists’ competency evaluation and education using the general level framework in Croatia.  Am. J. Pharm. Educ.  2011; 75: Article 36.


Patel J., Sharma A., West D., Bates IP., Davies JG. Abdel-Tawab R.  An evaluation of using multi-source feedback (MSF) amongst junior hospital pharmacists.  Int. J. Pharm Prac. 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2010.00092.x


Hough JE, Van Damme C, Obiolos Albinana L, Bates IP. Framework for pharmacy techniciansPharmacy Technician Journal, 2010. 2: 22.


Coombes et al. Improvement in pharmacist's performance facilitated by an adapted competency based General Level Framework. Journal of Pharmacy Practice Research, 40: 111-118.


Bruno, A, Bates, I, Brock T and Anderson CTowards a Global Competency Framework.  American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 74 (3):56.


Meštrovića A, Staničićb Z, Ortner Hadžiabdićb M, Mucalob I, Bates I, Duggan C,  Carter S,  Bruno A.  Community pharmacists’ competency evaluation and education using general level framework in Croatia.  American Journal of Pharmacy EducationIn Press.



Arijana Mestrovic: The Croatian Delivery of Patient Care cluster of the GLF. 2009.

Article in the Croatian newspaper 'Vecernji List'.


Jane Hough: Evaluating the Technician Level Framework (TLF) - a professional development framework for pharmacy technicians in medicines management.  UKCPA conference, November, 2009.


Mills E, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies G, Webb D: The General Level Framework: use in primary care and community pharmacy to support professional development. ls E, Farmer D, Bates I, Davies G, Webb DG.  International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008; 16: 325-331.


Borja-Lopetegi A, Webb D, Bates I, Sharott P: Association between clinical medicines management services, pharmacy workforce and patient outcomes. Pharmacy World & Science, 30: 418-19.


Eggleton, Cadman, Howe & Farmer: Applying the KSF to advanced level pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Journal, 15: 55-58.


Eggleton, Cadman, Howe & Farmer (2007): Hospital Pharmacist; 14: 163-165. This publication describes CoDEGs' development of the GLF and an initiative to link it with the KSF at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.



Mills et al (2005): Pharmaceutical Journal, 275: 48-52. This publication describes the development of the General Level Framework for primary care and community pharmacy.


Antoniou et al (2005). A controlled study of the general level framework: Results of the South of England competency study. Pharmacy Education; 3/4: 201-7.


Obiols et al (2005). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 13(suppl): R54. This publication describes the development and evaluation of the ACLF.


These publications describe the development and evaluation of the Advanced and Consultant Level Framework (ACLF):


These papers describe early pilots and evaluations of the General Level Framework:


This article describes the early development of the General Level Framework:




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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