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Fórsa bulletin “Pharmacist grading to be aired at WRC”

25 Jul 2018 5:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Fórsa bulletin “Pharmacist grading to be aired at WRC” was published earlier in the week here 

Firstly, thank you for maintaining your support of the HPAI, which has enabled us to get to this critical point in negotiations with the HSE.

It is more important than ever to be a member of the HPAI as it adds weight to the negotiations. Fórsa, guided by the HPAI, are the only body authorised to negotiate on terms and conditions with the major employer of Hospital Pharmacists in the State.

 If Hospital pharmacists have been waiting for the “right moment” to join, the announcement of progress on this long standing issue is a key opportunity to maximise our strength in numbers to get an agreement across the line.  Please consider asking colleagues to sign up to show their support for the development of the profession of hospital pharmacist, the recognition of specialisation, and the need for structures to drive practice development in pharmacy in the hospital sector.

This will ensure that Hospital Pharmacists can sustainably build on their existing work improving patient care, safety and providing maximum value from the use of medicines. 

We will keep members updated of any developments via the membership forum.


  • 24 Aug 2018 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    *Update to above:
    A hearing date for the above has been confirmed by the WRC for 13th September 2018.
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The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland (HPAI) is a voluntary organisation that represents it members on issues relevant to hospital pharmacists.

Mission Statement

The Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland exists to:

  • further the development of hospital pharmacy practices.
  • assist in the provision of continuing pharmaceutical education.
  • represent the views of the hospital pharmacist on issues of relevance to hospital pharmacy.
  • advance the professional welfare of our members



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