Understanding Pharmacy Specialty Networks (PSNs)
Pharmacy Specialty Networks (PSNs) are communities of CSHP members who share common professional practice interests. By design, they connect people and information from across Canada to promote practice excellence and the enhancement of patient-centred pharmacy practice. Furthermore, the PSNs serve as a resource to CSHP’s Board and its Executive Committee for input and feedback on professional issues or to assist in drafting publications pertaining to the specialty
The creation of a PSN is member-driven, formed at the request of CSHP members. Each request for a new PSN is considered by the PSN Coordinating Committee.
A Joint PSN is a PSN established between CSHP and another organization, in accordance with CSHP’s policy, Formation of a CSHP Joint PSN.
Members of PSNs are expected to keep the PSN active by asking questions and offering answers. A PSN that does not remain active will be ended by the PSN Coordinating Committee. The decision to end a joint PSN rests with the CSHP Board, not the PSN Coordinating Committee.
PSNs have autonomy and are responsible for their day-to-day operations. All members of the PSNs must respect and follow the CSHP policies and procedures and the content provided herein.
PSNs use the QID platform to share messages. You must be a current member of CSHP to access the platform. The Primary Care PSN is a joint PSN with the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA): it resides on a different platform, managed by CPhA.
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