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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    in Canada is proving to be a useful resource for faculties of pharmacy across the country Produced by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy seven pharmacy schools have added the all Canadian textbook to their curricula as required reading Roderick Slavcev Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo s School of Pharmacy says there s never been a more important time for the profession to learn leadership management and business skills I believe that it is the responsibility of any educational program to properly equip its graduates with the necessary skills and capabilities to not just survive in their professional environment but thrive and lead he says This textbook is a noble step in this direction and will serve as required text for the core strategic management course This textbook is an important addition to the portions of the curriculum that focus on practical ways to put the students new clinical skills into practice adds Kelly Grindrod Assistant Professor at U of W s School of Pharmacy These courses include the upper level pharmacy practice courses the business course and communication course It s not just the school set that sees the merits of Pharmacy Management in Canada Rita Winn Chief Operating Officer at Lovell Drugs has ordered a copy for each of the chain s 12 stores This textbook has a little bit of everything and I thought it would be a great reference for all of the management team she says I got one for my right hand person as well Dayle Acorn CFP s Executive Director says he is excited by the interest among educators and corporate pharmacy alike We ve sold more than 600 copies since launching the textbook this past summer and I continue to get interest every week he says We re very proud of

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Innovation Fund continues to evolve to offer practical tools for pharmacists in the area of safety alerts for drug drug interactions DDIs and it s picked up a national award to boot Certina Ho and her research team at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices ISMP Canada received a 50 000 grant from CFP in 2012 They recruited 35 community pharmacies in Ontario for a study and pilot project to determine how pharmacists can effectively respond to and bill for under the province s Pharmaceutical Opinions program DDIs that could otherwise have led to hospitalizations While drug information resources are already available they can lead to desensitization due to an overload of alerts many of which are not clinically significant ISMP Canada targeted 13 DDIs and created a Safety Alert handbook for all participating pharmacies It also created evidence based algorithms to help pharmacists make recommendations to physicians developed standardized forms to document the pharmaceutical opinions and shared best practices based on interviews with pharmacists Of the 230 opinions billed during the study period 67 pertained to DDIs listed in the Safety Alert handbook The researchers estimate these interventions saved Ontario s healthcare system more than 73 000 making this project a win for the public payer as well Judges for the Commitment to Care and Service Awards presented by Pharmacy Practice agreed that the project was a win win win for patients pharmacists and payers alike and selected ISMP as recipient of the 2015 Award for Pharmacy Innovation This is an excellent well thought out initiative that has practical applications noted one of the judges Indeed the pilot project was just the beginning ISMP Canada has since hosted several live workshops in 2015 entitled Resolving Drug Drug Interactions A Guide for Community Pharmacies to Reduce Potential Hospitalizations which were

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    as well as funding from the Alberta Pharmacists Association the study will examine four different pharmacies that are using the framework and provide an in depth evaluation of how pharmacists are providing these services This research will provide an opportunity to showcase what is going on in practice and how pharmacists are using the framework as well as provide lessons for moving forward says Christine Hughes one of the principal investigators The study will include patients perspectives on the impact of these services as well We want to find out what these services have meant to them and how actively they are involved in planning their own care In addition to visiting each practice site three times including a first visit that will take place over several days researchers will interview pharmacists pharmacy managers staff patients and other healthcare providers We thought it was important to go deep and really understand what was going on at the practice sites says Hughes noting that there will be a mix of rural and urban pharmacies some of which will have pharmacists with additional prescribing authorization While the researchers are still in the process of recruiting study sites they don t anticipate any major challenges in finding suitable candidates There are some really fantastic practices out there and we ve found that Alberta pharmacists are interested in being involved in research because they are proud of their work says co principal investigator Terri Schindel Including four varied case studies will also give us a lot of data to compare and to see emerging themes around the value of these services The researchers expect the study results will be of value to many pharmacy stakeholders including government The results will guide further application and evaluation of patient care services and development of programs to

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Gala Wellspring Leadership Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada Thank you OPA Dennis Darby CEO of Ontario Pharmacists Association presents an 8 000 donation to CFP s Dayle Acorn JANUARY 2016 The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy thanks the Ontario Pharmacists Association OPA for its continued support most recently with an 8 000 donation representing proceeds from OPA s 2015 golf tournament and a special raffle held at its 2015 annual conference OPA s contribution will go toward CFP s Innovation Fund which awards grants to practice based research or innovative pharmacy practice models CFP is a long standing charity of choice for the association We support CFP because it supports research to improve pharmacy practice in Canada says Dennis Darby CEO OPA and pharmacists in Ontario have also benefited from a research grant from CFP for a project in hypertension This is a way to give back OPA is also one of the principal benefactors for CFP s Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook having donated 10 000 toward the creation of this long awaited resource Previous Article CFP textbook required reading Next Article Apply for Wellspring by Mar 31 DONATE Events

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    three grants totalling more than 88 000 from the Innovation Fund of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP is very excited to help fund these research initiatives because we think they have the potential to have broad application across the profession of pharmacy says Dayle Acorn Executive Director for the Foundation The University of Alberta s Christine Hughes and her research team will examine how pharmacists provide patient care services using the pharmacy services framework in Alberta Working with the Alberta Pharmacists Association researchers will explore relationships between real life community pharmacy practice and the development and implementation of care plans The hope is that study findings will inform policy makers interested in reimbursement frameworks as well as professional organizations looking for ways to support pharmacists practice change Tejal Patel Assistant Professor at U of W is investigating the use of pharmacist interventions to reduce polypharmacy and high risk medication use among the frail elderly in the primary care setting With pharmacists being increasingly integrated into primary care practices this study will highlight pharmacists potential to improve care and outcomes among the most vulnerable of in our population Sherilyn Houle an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo is leading

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    information for their businesses and support the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy during a wealth management symposium held in Toronto in October The More claims for services NOVEMBER 2015 The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP has updated its chart summarizing fees and claims data for government sponsored pharmacist services under expanded scopes of practice Among the highlights Quebec s new fees for Pharmacies respond to patients needs Koon Leung Shoppers Drug Mart Ned Pojskic Green Shield Canada Neil Donald McKesson Canada Phil Emberley Canadian Pharmacists Association NOVEMBER 2015 The majority of Canadians consider their pharmacist to be MB smoking cessation helps vulnerable group August 2015 Pharmacists in Manitoba have proven they can have a significant impact on improving the health of smokers show the results of a pilot project supported by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of RxACTION study reaches wider audience August 2015 A Canadian led study looking at the positive impact of pharmacist prescribing in patients with hypertension has been published in Circulation a prestigious journal produced by the American Heart Association This is the first Improving access to medicine on the golf course August 2015 Some 145 pharmacy stakeholders gathered in Milton ON this past June for the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s 20 th annual Charity Golf Classic In addition to practising their golf swing attendees heard from Neil Corner GM Pharmacy textbook a welcome resource August 2015 After countless hours of collaborated effort and financial support from organizations and individuals across the country the new Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook is expected to become a much needed resource for the Honoring past presidents across Canada August 2015 Eighteen pharmacy leaders across the country are being recognized by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP with a 2015 Past President Award Since 2013 CFP has

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy at the 2015 Wellspring Leadership Awards Hosted as part of the Canadian Pharmacists Association s annual conference the Community pharmacists step up June 2015 More community pharmacists are applying for grants from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s CFP s Innovation Fund which is good news during this time of transition for the profession I m really happy with how many more community Celebrating innovation and partnerships June 2015 Pharmacy stakeholders gathered at CFP s annual Innovation Gala this past spring got a first hand account of how grant recipients are pushing the profession forward John Papastergiou Innovation Fund grant CFP funds study of home based reviews April 2015 Several studies have examined the positive impact of home medication reviews But what about all those potential medication issues affecting pharmacy patrons who aren t homebound Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Innovation Fund New CFP president shares goals April 2015 With a strong strategic plan in place the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP is set to put an even greater emphasis on supporting innovation across the country says new president Anne Maheu Pharmacy has been at a crossroads Like us for a chance to win April 2015 Are you looking for another opportunity to connect with colleagues and stay on top of pharmacy innovation The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is now on Facebook Join us there for a chance to win a free copy of the long anticipated Patients ready to do more with pharmacists April 2015 An expansive poll of more than 2 900 Canadians tells a compelling story of people s willingness to do more with pharmacists as healthcare providers From vaccinations to chronic disease management and prescribing for common ailments Smoking cessation results in Ontario April 2015 Preliminary research on Ontario s publicly funded Pharmacy

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Canada textbook draws closer June 2015 support continues to pour in from various aspects of the profession including associations and industry as well personal donations from more Verdict still out on usefulness of diabetes apps February 2015 With a slew of apps on the market purporting to help people manage their diabetes better a group of Canadian researchers are determining whether pharmacists and patients think these programs have merit In the first part of the Board member spotlight Derek Desrosiers February 2015 One year in and Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy CFP board member Derek Desrosiers says he already feels like he s had an opportunity to make a real impact in contributing to community based pharmacy research and innovation in Prescribing pharmacists reduce BP December 2014 Pharmacists with the authority to independently prescribe can significantly improve blood pressure levels in patients with uncontrolled hypertension according to new research presented at the recent Canadian Cardiovascular Patients need pharmacists to do more December 2014 With an aging population and a healthcare system ill equipped for chronic disease management the potential for pharmacy is huge and as yet untapped was the consensus of a panel representing patient advocacy groups at the New approaches key to reach patients December 2014 Pharmacists need to shift their language and approach to pharmacy services to better reach their patients according to recent research on consumer attitudes towards pharmacy and pharmacists conducted by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Pharmacy innovators share tips December 2014 Several community pharmacists with thriving service offerings shared their strategies at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s recent Pharmacy Forum event in Toronto Our licenced pharmacy techs quarterback everything stressed The Business of Value December 2014 If you don t create value you don t matter That single sentence delivered by Dr Roderick Slavcev during his

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