Saudi Commission for Health
Specialties, has held on last Monday, the Pharmacists meeting entitled
“Pharmacy .. Challenges and Proposals” attended by (Commission’s) Secretary-General Prof Dr.
Ayman Asaad Abdo, with participation of a number of Colleges of Pharmacy Deans
as well as a number of notable persons in Pharmacy in the kingdom, Pharmacists
and Officials of the (Commission) at (Commission’s) Headquarters in Diplomatic
Prof Dr. Ayman Asaad Abdo, has
discussed the role of Commission for Health Specialties and its efforts in
accreditation and registration, specifying the importance of Pharmacy Specialty
and Commission’s adherence to confront challenges facing the specialty, and
starting to activate Commission’s plan for openness to the Health Practitioners
and focusing on knowing their needs and to deal with challenges, pointing out
that such meetings aim to development and collecting proposals.
From his part, the Assistant
Secretary-General for Professional Accreditation and Registration Dr. Yasser
Abdulaziz Tashkandi, has discussed accreditation and registration mechanism for
Pharmacy certificates and challenges it faces, emphasizing the necessity of
understanding specialty related changes, and Commission’s adherence to
Pharmacists’ proposals in order to develop accreditation and registration
Whilst the Chairman of Pharmacists
Scientific Council Dr. Ahmed Hamdan Al-Jedaya, has confirmed the importance of
openness to Pharmaceutical Leaders and Pharmacists, indicating the positive
role of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties in relation to Registration and
Accreditation, reviewing some regulations and rules related to accreditation and
Discussions were done during the
meeting, which have emphasized the importance of creating new names for
different Pharmacy Sections in agreement with current latest developments, so
that accreditations of Pharmacists to be as follows: Pharmacist, Senior
Pharmacist and Consultant, associated with precise specialty name, proposing
new names for other specialties supporting Pharmacy.
The meeting has focused on the
necessity of abidance by the regulation providing that the Pharmacist accreditation
is given to the person holds Bachelor degree in Pharmacy; also the regulation
has given the Commission of Health Specialties the right to review the degrees.
Also, the meeting has discussed that
has been agreed upon between Commission of Health Specialties and a number of
British Universities to apply Commission’s standards in relation to curriculums
and training for specialty.
So, a number of audience has welcomed the
Commissions’ initiative for holding the meeting with Pharmacists, confirming the
importance of continuation of such meetings in future due to it benefit to the
profession, patient and practitioners.