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Removing Barriers to Support Pharmacists' Expanded Scope

B.C.'s Minor Ailments and Contraception Service (MACS) will allow pharmacists in British Columbia to assess and prescribe medications for minor ailments and contraception. This represents a milestone for B.C. pharmacists that recognizes pharmacists for their clinical expertise to care for patients and improve access to primary care.

Preparing for this expanded scope of practice is an opportune time for pharmacy teams to re-assess current workflow and identify the necessary tools, resources, and training to support pharmacy teams in this new role.

This five-part video series will provide strategies to navigate the common challenges pharmacy teams face when trying to add new pharmacy service into their existing practice. It is highly recommended that participants complete each module to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the material and case studies, which may build on previously discussed topics.

Join us as we explore the opportunities and strategies to successfully operationalize this new chapter of pharmacist scope expansion in B.C.

About the Course

This course is free for all BCPhA members and non-members. 

It has five online models and is accredited for 1.5 CEUs.

  • Module 1: Navigating Change: An Introduction to Pharmacists' Expanding Role 
  • Module 2:  Optimizing Pharmacy Operations through Effective Human Resource Management
  • Module 3: Strategies and Tools to Address Workflow Inefficiencies
  • Module 4:  Clinical and Interprofessional collaboration strategies 
  • Module 5: Business and Performance goals

The learner must complete the following to earn your CEUs:

  • Complete all sections of the program,
  • The evaluation form must be completed and submitted. You will be notified by email of your results with instructions on how to obtain your certificate.

About the Author: Lawrence Woo, PharmD

Lawrence Woo PharmD, RPh, APA is Pharmacy Practice Specialist and Pharmacy Consultant.

Before moving to B.C., Lawrence was a prescribing pharmacist in Alberta. In his previous roles as a multi-pharmacy director and pharmacy manager, Lawrence has helped new and established pharmacies successfully adopt clinical services. Lawrence is excited to share his knowledge and expertise through these modules, and aims to assist pharmacy teams in B.C. in successfully implement clinical services and practice change.

Accreditation Information

This program is CCCEP accredited for 1.5 CEU 

CCCEP Number: 1092-2023-3586-I-P
Date Accredited: 2023-04-27 
Accreditation Expiry Date: 2024-04-27
Author: Lawrence Woo